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Opening old UML diagrams? [message #1021085] Tue, 19 March 2013 13:58 Go to next message
Toralf Lund is currently offline Toralf Lund
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I have some UML diagrams that were created using the old "uml2tools" editors (http://www.eclipse.org/modeling/mdt/?project=uml2tools.) After an OS upgrade that also, included a reinstall of Eclipse I'm no longer able to work with those. I seem unable to install the "old" tools, and adding "Papyrus UML" didn't really help, either - if I double-click on the files they are just displayed in a plain-text format, and I have yet to find a suitable editor via Open With->Other...

Does anyone know I way I can work with my old diagrams? Is Papyrus supposed to understand "legacy" formats, anyway?

I have several different types of files/diagrams - among the file extensions are "umlcomp", "umlclass" and "umlstm". I've installed version 0.7.3.v201104270854 of various "MDT Papyrus" editors on Eclipse Helios. I know it's old, but it's what's bundled with my Linux distro, and not having to maintain the entire Eclipse setup "on the side" would be rather convenient...
Re: Opening old UML diagrams? [message #1021088 is a reply to message #1021085] Tue, 19 March 2013 14:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Camille Letavernier is currently offline Camille Letavernier
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Hi,

uml2tools and Papyrus are two different tools, and each of them support its own format. The only thing you can reuse is the *.uml file, which contain the semantic model (i.e. no graphical information on the diagrams and layout). As far as I know, there is no migration tool between uml2tools and Papyrus. However, you may still find a uml2tools release somewhere... although I don't know where you should look to find it.


Regards,
Camille


Camille Letavernier
Papyrus developer
Re: Opening old UML diagrams? [message #1021099 is a reply to message #1021088] Tue, 19 March 2013 14:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Willink is currently offline Ed Willink
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Hi

Unfortunately no UML2 Tools developers were available to accommodate the
MDT/UML2 migration from 3.x to 4.x that introduced UML 2.4.1 support,
consequently UML2 Tools is not installable unless you also use a
pre-Juno version of MDT/UML2.

One day the tools may support UMLDI. There is a common GMF Notation
influence so diagram transformation may not be totally impopssibl;e, but
I doubt that it's easy.

Regards

Ed Willink


On 19/03/2013 14:01, Camille Letavernier wrote:
> Hi,
>
> uml2tools and Papyrus are two different tools, and each of them
> support its own format. The only thing you can reuse is the *.uml
> file, which contain the semantic model (i.e. no graphical information
> on the diagrams and layout). As far as I know, there is no migration
> tool between uml2tools and Papyrus. However, you may still find a
> uml2tools release somewhere... although I don't know where you should
> look to find it.
>
>
> Regards,
> Camille
Re: Opening old UML diagrams? [message #1021120 is a reply to message #1021099] Tue, 19 March 2013 14:59 Go to previous message
Toralf Lund is currently offline Toralf Lund
Messages: 70
Registered: July 2009
Member
Quote:
Hi

Unfortunately no UML2 Tools developers were available to accommodate the
MDT/UML2 migration from 3.x to 4.x that introduced UML 2.4.1 support,
consequently UML2 Tools is not installable unless you also use a
pre-Juno version of MDT/UML2.

So, simply put, if you have used Eclipse to create UML diagrams, then upgraded the software, you have to recreate everything more or less from scratch? Pretty disappointing Sad

Quote:

One day the tools may support UMLDI. There is a common GMF Notation
influence so diagram transformation may not be totally impopssibl;e, but
I doubt that it's easy.

Regards

Ed Willink


On 19/03/2013 14:01, Camille Letavernier wrote:
> Hi,
>
> uml2tools and Papyrus are two different tools, and each of them
> support its own format. The only thing you can reuse is the *.uml
> file, which contain the semantic model (i.e. no graphical information
> on the diagrams and layout).

I did test that option briefly. To me it seemed unnecessarily cumbersome to use in that there is no way to just translate the model into a diagram - you have to add each and every item via drag and drop. Or have I missed something?

Also, I couldn't find a way to create a component diagram, which is in many ways what I'm most interested in. Isn't this supported?

Thanks,

- Toralf

Quote:

> As far as I know, there is no migration
> tool between uml2tools and Papyrus. However, you may still find a
> uml2tools release somewhere... although I don't know where you should
> look to find it.
>
>
> Regards,
> Camille
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