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I'm worried - UML2Tools vs Papyrus [message #626010] Mon, 13 September 2010 09:20
John McCabe is currently offline John McCabeFriend
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As I understand it, UML2Tools and Papyrus, in principle seem to do
much the same job. Some time ago I found a UML tool plugin for Eclipse
that got to a certain point then went commercial. It was a long time
later that I started looking again and found UML2Tools which seemed to
fit the bill. However, as others have noted, it seems to have stalled
without providing an easy route to install in Helios. Papyrus on the
other hand appears to be actively developed but is not as advanced as
UML2Tools.

This, to me, is the crux of one of the main issues with Open Source
Development (and the like). Even if someone does make UML2Tools work
in Helios, it would appear that it can't be guaranteed that any
further development will take place.

To me there seems to be an awful lot of ego involved in software tool
development these days. Too many people thinking they can do something
better than the last person who tried and go off on their own merry
way rather than trying to get involved with the last person who tried
and helping to shape the product more to their needs (or the needs of
the people they've surveyed about the product).

It seems to me that the only way round this is commercial product
development!

In the meantime though; if I wanted to use UML in Eclipse, what is the
best option?

John
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