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Platform specific or independent models? [message #804709] Wed, 22 February 2012 17:55 Go to next message
Yasser Khan is currently offline Yasser Khan
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Are the UML models generated using UML 2.0 tools Platform Specific or Platform Independent?

If they are Platform Specific, is it because the UML metamodel used by UML 2 tools is EMF's implementation of OMG's UML specification?
Re: Platform specific or independent models? [message #804898 is a reply to message #804709] Thu, 23 February 2012 00:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed Merks
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PSM and PIM are terms that apply to whether what you're describing with
UML not to UML itself. Clearly Eclipse's UML2 implementation is based
on Java, which is a platform, and it's specific to that. But the models
you describe are serialized as standard conforming XMI and are
exchangeable across platforms. I'm not there are UML2 implementations
on other platforms to consume them though. Also, I don't think the
graphical models themselves are based on any kind of standard, only the
underlying UML2 semantic models.

On 22/02/2012 11:55 PM, Missing name Mising name wrote:
> Are the UML models generated using UML 2.0 tools Platform Specific or
> Platform Independent?
>
> If they are Platform Specific, is it because the UML metamodel used by
> UML 2 tools is EMF's implementation of OMG's UML specification?
Re: Platform specific or independent models? [message #804899 is a reply to message #804709] Thu, 23 February 2012 00:46 Go to previous message
Ed Willink is currently offline Ed Willink
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Hi

They're models. They're whatever you want them to be. Normally they're
portable, but you could have stereotypes that impose very processor or
middleware-specific usage.

Regards

Ed Willink


On 22/02/2012 22:55, Missing name Mising name wrote:
> Are the UML models generated using UML 2.0 tools Platform Specific or
> Platform Independent?
>
> If they are Platform Specific, is it because the UML metamodel used by
> UML 2 tools is EMF's implementation of OMG's UML specification?
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