[Uml-devel] UML Modeller and KDE 3

Jonas Larsson jonas.larsson at netinsight.net
Fri Apr 26 00:40:01 UTC 2002

On Thu, 2002-04-25 at 23:56, Gustavo Madrigal wrote:
> Hi,
> I am also doing some programming for the UML project.
> I have been doing some copy and paste stuff plus adding none straight line 
> association support (to be submited), a better movement  algorithm for 
> FloatingTexts associated with associations(to be submited), also a friend of 
> mine has some patches for speeding up file loading and saving(to be 
> submited), also he is working on state and activity diagrams. I know some 
> other people have been working on other stuff but they have been very quite. 
> I also talked to Waldo Bastian (bastian at kde.org) about getting UML Object 
> Modeller inside KDE 3.1 and he said it would be nice, and two people from the 
> devel list <umbrello-devel at kde.org> answered positive about this 
> change. I have not heard anything from Paul Hensgen and I do not know if he 
> is going to keep working or not.
> The following are some ideas that I have:
> --Object Diagrams (priority), 
> --Deployment Diagrams (priority) Before implementing new diagrams we need to 	
> 	split the CUMLView class in several classes: one Parent class and one for 			
> 	each diagram type
> --Complete existing diagrams to comply with UML v1.4
> --Link parameter and attribute types to UMLObject (when possible)
> --Add Documentation fields for Functions, Attributes and Function attributes
> --Automatic Documentation generation (a friend of mine is planning something 
> in docbook)
> -- XMI export
> --Code generation, the people from dia2code have expressed interest in 
> providing some sort of support for this all we need is an XMI export feature.
> --Switch file format to XML
> --Change the ListView to support several views (association views, etc)
> --Diagram Zoom 
> What do you think?

Hi all. I have been evaluating a number of UML tools for linux and UML
modeller was one of them. One thing not mentioned on the list above is
printing support. Well, you can print your diagrams but as a bitmap, 
which looks very boxy on my laser printer. Bitmaps are not ideal for
inclusion into documents either. For the latter operation it would be
nice to be able to export your diagrams to cgm or svg formats.

When browsing to the code I wondered why there isn't an UML model
of the program itself included in the CVS. Is there? It would aid
developers like me learn the code and possible submit patches.

Keep up the good work.    

/ Jonas

> I would like to coordinate the uploading of my patches.
> I also would like to discuse about the actual design because I think there 
> are some problems on it that we need to fix in order to incorporate new 
> features.
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> On Thursday 25 April 2002 13:31, you wrote:
> > I've make some changes so UML Modeller compiles with KDE 3.0  It's mostly
> > just adding #include lines.
> >
> > I edited ./configure to point to libkio rather than libkfile.
> > Unfortunatly when it comes to autoconf and autmake I'm completely scoobied
> > so I don't know if editing the configure file is the best thing to do.
> > There are references to libkfile in aclocal.m4 and acinclude.m4 and I've
> > no idea what these files do.
> >
> > The configure script also got confused with KDE 2 and I had to move
> > /opt/kde2 out of the way before it would go with /opt/kde3, which is
> > something to look at.
> >
> > There's some other obvious bugs yet to be sorted.  I may get round to
> > doing a SuSE RPM soon.
> >
> > Can anyone advise on the status of this programme?  I was thinking of
> > taking it up as a university project.
> >
> > cheers,
> > Jonathan Riddell
> >
> >
> >
> >
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