On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Mark Fortner <phidias51 <at> gmail.com
> Hi Thomas,
> Thanks for the reply. I think Profile support is one of those areas where
> we haven't quite thought through how ArgoUML gets used in real-world
> software development projects. Or how it might get used if people understood
> some of its intricacies like profiles.
Here are a couple of
> Setting standards: Invariably as soon as you have two or more developers
> you want them to be able to share certain common pieces of information.
> Profiles containing commonly used stereotypes is one example; templates, is
> another. In order to share information people tend to put up a wiki or have
> a shared drive. For us this means we'd need to support more than one kind
> of file system (perhaps through Commons VFS, or eventually the new Java NIO
> file systems introduced in Java 7). But this kind of support also makes
> profile and template development easier for us, since we can publish them
> through the website. [http://argouml.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=6189
> Evolving profiles: Typically profiles evolve as you're modelling. You want
> to be able to create or modify profiles on the fly. Currently the only way
> to do this is to to open a second instance of ArgoUML, and edit your
> profiles there, and then reload them in the first instance of ArgoUML. This
> obviously isn't the most intuitive or efficient way of doing it. It would
> be nicer if you could simply right-click on the Profiles folder in the
> Explorer and add a new profile there, or modify one of the existing
> profiles. When you create the profile you should then be allowed to create
> stereotypes and tagged data elements directly from the Explorer.
> Design Reviews: At the end of all of this modelling, you usually have a
> design review. During the review you walk the attendees through the
> relevant parts of the design. You can add critics to elements in the
> design, but if you do there's no way to walk through the critics grouped by
> the people that added them. For example, I'd like to be able to go around
> the table and address the comments made by each person, but when you order
> the critics "By Poster" you get a blank folder with no title, and a list of
> critics. When you create the critic there's no way to specify the Poster of
> the critic, perhaps it should just default to the System user name property.
> Existing Code Bases: If you have an existing code base, you want to be able
> to highlight those parts of the existing code base that will change. Doing
> this with stereotypes is fine, but putting <<new>> in front of a method
> tends to get lost in some of the larger classes. It would be useful to be
> able to turn the method compartment green (or perhaps some other color) to
> highlight that it's new. You would want that kind of style information to
> be included in the profile so that a standard color scheme is used by all
> Code Generation: After the design is approved, you want to quickly generate
> code and get on with the implementation. But there are often artifacts
> generated in the code that don't belong there,
]. You also want to
> be able to add your own copyright header.
] Having editable
> templates means that the code you generate stands a greater chance of
> passing checkstyle reviews without additional manual editing.
> Testing: If you're a TDD shop (or just someone who wants better test
> coverage) you also want to be able to generate unit tests for the code that
> you just generated. [http://argouml.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=4819
> Hope this helps,
> On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 1:11 AM, Thomas Neustupny <thn-d <at> gmx.de
>> Hi Mark,
>> you can't avoid the display of the whole (system specific) path in the
>> profile configuration. Also, there is no (relative) standard path to
>> profiles, you configure your profile directories in edit->settings->profiles
>> (default XMI directories). Hm, maybe we could strip the displayed path in
>> the profile configuration if it is one of the configured directories?
>> Sharing profiles: share the XMI files. Everyone who uses it is responsible
>> for the loading of the profile in her/his ArgoUML instance. But there is
>> another way to share profiles: wrap them in a module and share the .jar file
>> (has just to be put into the ext/ directory of ArgoUML). Easier for the
>> recipients, but requires developer skills for the creator, unless you use
>> the "module generator" module, here is a doc that demonstrate the idea how
>> to do it: http://argouml-modulegenerator.tigris.org/documentation.html
>> So this module will create the sources of a profile module for you. I can
>> help you with either that module or directly with the (reusable) profile
>> module sources in case you don't want to use the module generator.
>> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
>> > Datum: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 17:38:03 -0700
>> > Von: Mark Fortner <phidias51 <at> gmail.com
>> > An: users <at> argouml.tigris.org
>> > Betreff: [argouml-users] Making Profiles "Discoverable"
>> > I've been tinkering with some profiles and I was wondering if there is a
>> > directory that ArgoUML will always check to "discover" available
>> > profiles.
>> > Perhaps the .argouml directory? The reason I ask is that currently the
>> > profiles show a complete path to any profile that you add in the
>> > explorer.
>> > However, I frequently move back and forth between Windows, Linux and
>> > MacOS
>> > X. It would be nice if there were a single directory that I could put
>> > my
>> > profiles, that would always be resolved regardless of the platform I was
>> > using.
>> > Also, is there a way to share profiles? I would like to be able to post
>> > some profiles on our intranet, and it would be useful to be able to
>> > specify
>> > an http-type URL for the profiles.
>> > Any suggestions will be appreciated,
>> > Mark
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