Importing class diagrams

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Importing class diagrams

Postby Guest » Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:14 pm

Can there be a handshake between Poseidon (used by analysts) and apollo , so that the artifacts that are produced in Poseidon can be subsequently used by the developers?

Re: Importing class diagrams

Postby [gw] Jan Koehnlein » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:19 am

Currently, you the only link between Poseidon and Apollo is to forward engineer code in Poseidon and reverse engineer it back in Apollo. The other direction would work as well but doesn't make much sense.

The problem is that Poseidon and Apollo are using different repositories, different metamodels and different versions of XMI, the XML format of the saved models. Note that XMI, even though being standardized, has never fulfilled the promise of interoperability between different UML case tools. Same holds for the UML2 metamodel, which has been modified (interpreted, corrected) by most case tool providers.

To overcome this in the future, we decided to base Apollo on the Ecore UML2 metamodel from the eclipse community, which appears pretty much the standard nowadays.

Backward compatibility to Poseidon is a desired feature, but we are not sure whether it will be scheduled within the next months.
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