|Re: [Acceleo] Tool chain [message #793567 is a reply to message #793212]
||Wed, 08 February 2012 09:46
| Laurent Goubet
Registered: July 2009
We use ecore to create all of our metamodels, and it is more than sufficient to meet all of our needs. It lacks the complexity of UML, yet provides just the necessary concepts for most domain specific model. UML indeed features much more different constructs, but you need to determine whether these are necessary for your needs, or on the contrary whether the features provided by ecore are enough. Without more information on what you want/need to modelize, this is the most I can tell .
The minimalist editor provided by Eclipse is only an example of what a tool could do to edit ecore models. You can give a try to Obeo Designer (available for download on the Eclipse marketplace. To date, the screenshots displayed on the french EMF wikipedia page display samples of Obeo Designer, for example this one). Another option would be to give a try to Ecore Tools. Though it is somewhat aging, it can be downloaded from the release train update site (already registered in your eclipse instance, go to Help > Install new software... and select the update site "Indigo", "Helios", "Galileo", or "Ganymede", according to the version of Eclipse you installed, then search for EcoreTools).
If you truly believe that ecore is not sufficient or otherwise have a requirement to use UML, there are some well working open-source modelers available for downloads through the marketplace, searching for "uml". Papyrus is not available from the marketplace, and the download metrics for Topcased does not seem to be available, but I know that UML designer gets roughly 700 downloads/month.
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