[oclug] standard file format for UML diagrams
rod at giffinscientific.com
Thu Jun 19 23:47:53 EDT 2003
On Wed, 2003-06-18 at 22:16, Roger Messier wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Jun 2003 20:38:41 -0400 (EDT) Kirill Lisovsky <lisovsky at acm.org>
> > Hello!
> > On Wed, 18 Jun 2003, Roger Messier wrote:
> > > Anyone know if there's a standard file format to save UML diagrams? I'm
> > > working on a group project for a course and we need to draw many UML
> > > diagrams but we're using incompatible programs to create them (It doesn't
> > > help that the other three are on Windows and I'm on Linux). If there was a
> > > standard file format for UML, and if there were both Windows and Linux
> > > applications that can work with the format, it would our lives much simpler.
> > XMI may be considered as such a OMG standard
> > It's supported by some Win/Lin tools,
> > such as Java-based ArgoUML
> > http://argouml.tigris.org/
> Thanks. ArgoUML looks like it could do the job. I just have to figure out why
> it won't run when I do 'java -jar argouml.jar' as it says to do in the docs.
Likely there's something wrong with your java environmental variables.
Is $JAVA_HOME set on your system, and is there a valid lib (eg. with
tools.jar in it) in $JAVA_HOME? Also, $JAVA_HOME/bin needs to be in
Just because it's related, and quite a lot more sophisticated, I use
Poseiden for UML from Gentleware. There is a free community edition,
but Poseiden is the commercial edition of ArgoUML. Poseiden also has a
web based interface, and there are also plugins for Netbeans/Sun One,
and Eclipse which I've used for both development and reverse
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