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My first sub-project – Papyrus for RealTime

It had to happen at some point: I now have my first sub-project proposal: Papyrus for Real-Time (a.k.a., Papyrus-RT)!

I already support UML (of course), SysML, MARTE, and a few other incubation profiles. This new project is described as:

Papyrus-RT is an industrial-grade, complete modeling environment for the development of complex, software intensive, real-time, embedded, cyber-physical systems.

The aim of this project is to add model-based full code generation to the Papyrus platform. Of course, it is very difficult to do complete code generation from models for all domains, so this new project does not claim to do so. It specifically targets:

Papyrus-RT provides an industrial-grade, complete and full-fledged environment for the development of software and systems that has to present at least one of the following features: reactive, distributed, real-time, or embedded. It covers several concerns related to designing such systems, i.e., modeling, code generation, runtime support, advanced debugging facilities, and schedulability and performance analysis.

So no web project or business rules here.

Also, just like UML “unified” multiple modeling approaches, Papyrus for RealTime has a goal of unifying the existing approaches in this domain. UML-RT is the first implementation and, I’ve been told, xtUML is also being worked on.

There’s a lot more information on the project proposal page so check it out!

I’m also interested in your opinions, so feel free to comment below (or in its official Eclipse forum).

Interesting times ahead!

EclipseCon Europe 2014 – The Aftermath

EclipseCon Europe was so much fun that it took me a whole week to recover! That’s what you call a conference!

As I stated in a previous post, there was a whole day dedicated to me as part of the conference. On the Tuesday, at least 32 of my best friends came together in the Wilhelm-Kramer-Zimmer room and spent the day discussing my existing and new features and new ways of working. I liked that beginners could have a view of me, how my models can be validated, the whole collaborative modeling discussion, and the various useful extensions and use of my capabilities. And of course, the great discussions over dinner!

Presentations from the summit can be found on its wiki page.

In parallel, in the modeling summit, people also learned how I am developing more real-time, executable capabilities! Yes, I was already supporting MARTE (Modeling and Analysis of Real-Time Embedded Systems), and now I’m getting full code generation for UML-RT! This means that you create your UML-RT model, press a button, and generate a complete, runnable system! The only drawback is that you’ll have to wait for the Eclipse Mars release in June 2015.

On the Wednesday, there was a great presentation that highlighted my customisation capabilities and DSML (Domain-Specific Modeling Language) support. In “UML or DSML? You can now have both with Papyrus 1.0!“, Ericsson described a real-life example of using my capabilities to create a DSML that enabled greater collaboration across domain and expertise silos!

The next big Eclipse event will be EclipseCon North America. Come see me there!