|Shoot me now and get it over with [message #619928]
||Fri, 13 August 2010 15:45
| Steve Cohen
Registered: July 2009
I've just installed the whole kit and kaboodle of the Eclipse Modeling into My Eclipse Helios Workspace.|
Is any of this massive package ready for Prime Time?
All I want is the ability to draw a simple State Diagram that captures the essential workings of some legacy C code that I have to maintain and enhance.
Having installed this mass, I now find myself with a myriad of "New" choices, none of which appear to do anything useful.
For example, there is Payprus. I can create a Papyrus project, into which I can add a new StateMachine diagram. Lovely. I now go into this new State Machine diagram where a right click menu item lets me add not States, Transitions and the like but ovals, triangles, rectangles, 3D rectangles and other graphics objects. But even these don't really work. If I select any of these, I can move my mouse back to the diagram and extend a dotted-line rectangular bounding box, which goes away as soon as I take my finger off the mouse button.
Of what earthly use is this, and why was it released in this form? This isn't even close to Alpha quality. True, I was warned that Papyrus was still in development, but why release anything this primitive?
OK, So maybe Papyrus isn't what I want.
Can someone suggest anything else from this massive installation that will let me draw a reasonable State Machine diagram? I don't want it to generate code. I just want to draw a nice picture of existing code. Nothing I've found on the menus appears at all useful to me.
I'd happily use Visio if their State Machine Diagram tool wasn't also broken.
I am just wondering if this whole Framework is at this point meant only for its developers. Is there something unofficial that works better?
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