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Re: UML Modeling w/o Rational Rose

Tommi Komulainen <Tommi.Komulainen@iki.fi> writes:

> I'm not sure if you can use free software to display Rose models as is.
> You could, however, open the model in Rose and take a screenshot :)
> And to open the model in Rose you can get an evaluation license (valid
> for 30 days, or two weeks, or something like that) from Rational.
> On the topic of free UML modeling software, I've tried ArgoUML and
> Poseidon, but unfortunately they aren't quite comparable to Rose.  Are
> there some other UML tools I've missed?  (No, dia or kuml don't count.)

Have you tried tcm? I don't think it will import Rational Rose models,
but it is a proper modelling system. Also, I think you have to look in
unstable for it at the moment.

$ dpkg -s tcm
Package: tcm
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: graphics
Installed-Size: 4280
Maintainer: Otavio Salvador <otavio@debian.org>
Version: 2.10-2
Depends: lesstif1, libc6 (>= 2.2.4-4), libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2 (>= 1:2.95.4-0.010810), xlibs (>> 4.1.0)
 /etc/tcm/TCM f18e8650719aeab28ccef43c114faaa3
 /etc/tcm/banner.ps d17b49a38f0c2fd06222f8ca9753a9e7
 /etc/tcm/colorrgb.txt 6d52922bd9d2bac545055db0287a6f8d
 /etc/tcm/tcm.conf 3dfbb9a8d708f09516f079e482015dfe
Description: Toolkit for Conceptual Modeling (TCM)
 The Toolkit for Conceptual Modeling is a collection of software tools
 to present conceptual models of software systems in the form of
 diagrams, tables, trees, and the like. A conceptual model of a system
 is a structure used to represent the requirements or architecture of
 the system. TCM is meant to be used for specifying and maintaining
 requirements for desired systems, in which a number of techniques and
 heuristics for problem analysis, function refinement, behavior
 specification, and architecture specification are used.  TCM takes
 the form of a suite of graphical editors that can be used in these
 design tasks. These editors can be categorized
  * Generic editors for generic diagrams, generic tables and generic
  * Structured Analysis (SA) editors for entity-relationship diagrams,
    data and event flow diagrams, state transition diagrams, function
    refinement trees, transaction-use tables and function-entity type
  * Unified Modeling Language (UML) editors for static structure
    diagrams, use-case diagrams, activity diagrams, state charts, message
    sequence diagrams, collaboration diagrams, component diagrams and
    deployment diagrams (only the first three UML and last two editors
    are functional at this moment).
  * Miscellaneous editors such as for JSD (process structure and
    network diagrams), recursive process graphs and transaction decomposition
 TCM supports constraint checking for single documents (e.g. name
 duplication and cycles in is-a relationships). TCM distinguishes
 built-in constraints (of which a violation cannot even be attempted)
 from immediate constraints (of which an attempted violation is
 immediately prevented) and soft constraints (against which the editor
 provides a warning when it checks the drawing). TCM is planned to
 support hierarchic graphs, so that it can handle for example
 hierarchic statecharts. Features to be added later
 include constraint checking across documents and executable models.


  Gilbert Laycock                 email:          gtl1@mcs.le.ac.uk
  Maths and Computer Science,     http://www.mcs.le.ac.uk/~glaycock
  University of Leicester         phone:         (+44) 116 252 3902

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