[Uml-devel] New

Manuel Lemos mlemos at acm.org
Sun Dec 30 16:13:02 UTC 2001


manuel wrote:
> All:
> About the file type, does anybody know, how does MS Visio stores UML
> diagrams?, it would be great if it's posible to create interoperabilty with
> Visio files. I'll take a look at Visio as well for ideas on GUI design and
> features. I belive that the best way to create a great product is take
> something good and meake it better (in KDE of course!). I'll get Visio and
> Infrom you people of file formats of Visio; I'll reserach as well the web on
> information about the file formats since it tis probably one of the most
> imporant issues to achieve wide speread adoption of this project in
> heterogenos developing situations. If none of this is succesful i'll _TRY_ to
> reverse engeneer the file (with a lot of luck and coffee!).

I don't know Visio, but those diagram drawing packages like Dia for
Linux are usually not very bound to the type of entities they are
drawing. Usually they just proving the graphics and some inputs for
labels. Besides that they usually they do not provide any support for
entity properties that do not have any graphical representation.
Therefore they are a bit useless.

Keep in mind that some times UML diagrams loose their utility when the
number of entities to represent becomes too large to be drawn in a
simple picture and diagrams become too confusing to be useful.

> Manuel
> (hey Manuel we have the same name! Where are you from?)

:-)  I am from Portugal, although I moved live in Brazil since about 3
years now.

Manuel Lemos

> On Sunday 30 December 2001 12:30 am, Manuel Lemos wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > manuel wrote:
> > > Hi all!
> > >
> > > I'm a new member of the list and excpect to be a new developer! I just
> > > wanted to get some info on how thing are done here? And how do i get
> > > something to do..
> >
> > If you would like a suggestion to add something simple but very useful,
> > is to add additional fields document use cases like separate fields for:
> > pre-conditions, post-conditions, primary scenario, secondary scenarios,
> > etc... Just a single text field as it is now is not sufficient. As a
> > follow-up for this small feature, it would be the ability to export use
> > case documentation is some XML format, not XMI because that is not quite
> > for this purpose, but maybe some new simple format for use cases that we
> > could use externally to process and generate documentation to present to
> > project sponsors and clients.
> >
> > Just mail me back or ping me at ICQ 15699174 if you would like to
> > exchange ideas more interactively.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Manuel Lemos

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