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General Board / Re: How does EA compare to Describe from Embarcade
« on: April 08, 2003, 05:45:19 am »
Hi there,

You're right and not wanting to torment you in any way.  We're doing the help files and user manual and that's it.  Nick and Dan are getting the registration/license process in order.  I hope soon!

Cheers,

Steve

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General Board / Re: How does EA compare to Describe from Embarcade
« on: April 02, 2003, 06:26:20 am »
Phil,

What I find interesting is the list of products Mr. Bush listed for requirements.  In my opinion, it is NOT the duty of EA to be modified to integrate with those products; rather, the duty of those products (if they see the need) to integrate with EA (or any other UML tool).   You can ask Geoff that we worked with what was provided in EA and built EPG-RequirementControl (name change).   Moreover, when Mr. Bush mentioned "RequistePro" he is being disingenuous.  That product is built to integrate with only the Rational suite and quite frankly, IT DOESN'T INTEGRATE well at all.   For example, Use Case diagrams can not be inserted in a Use Case document directly between Rose and RequistePro: you need to buy yet another tool (SoDA).  RequistePro does NOT have a feature in it to connect to any other UML tool AT ALL and to take it further, there is NO CONNECTION between RequistePro and, let's say, Together!

As far as the reporting and roundtrip life cycle comments he made, well... that's what EPG-TraceControl, -VersionControl, -TestControl, et cetera are all about.  Describe, for example, relies on other tools to complete the cycle.  Rational does this as well.  Together, prior to the purchase by Borland, didn't have a complete cycle either.  To suggest that EA is lacking on a point that is equally lacking in their own tool and Rose, for example, is again, in my opinion, insincere and without merit.

Bottom line, in my opinion, not only was Mr. Bush disingenuous, but inaccurate with his comparisons and statements reqarding EA and other requirement gathering tools.  And this, I'm afraid, reflects on the company he appears to represent.

Just my .02...

Steve

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General Board / Re: Looking for East Coast USA Users
« on: March 31, 2003, 09:15:15 pm »
Dan,

Our organization is on both the east and west coast and in particular, in Atlanta.

How can we help?

Cheers,

Steve

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General Board / Re: .Net Automation
« on: March 24, 2003, 04:45:19 pm »
Hi,

That would be cool if you could do an example.   I don't think there would be that being of a speed impact on late versus early; however, it does open a can of worms with parameter validations.   I know we will be getting into all of that once I give the go ahead to move over to C#.

Cheers,

Steve

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General Board / Re: .Net Automation
« on: March 24, 2003, 05:26:55 am »
Pneutam,

I ask a similar question before I headed down this road and the reply I received was the following:

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"maybe VB.Net will be integrated as well. I did all my testing using VB.Net.

C# and the automation interface are more diffcult at the moment - although we hope to improve this support in the near future also."


This was some time back and we haven't moved over to C# to test this out but I hope this helps in the meantime.

Cheers,

Steve

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General Board / Re: Glossary to HTML
« on: March 17, 2003, 04:42:51 am »
Mark,

Well, the final stages are in site.   We're just generating all the UP-based documents in various formats, re-checking all menu option, and then we'll release.

Thanks again!!!!

Steve

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General Board / Re: Glossary to HTML
« on: March 13, 2003, 05:58:33 am »
Erik / Mark,

Hi.  One possible immediate solution is if you download our EA-ToolkiT you can generate the Glossary report as long as the EAP file is in the Jet engine format.

In a couple of weeks, EA-RequirementControl can import the glossary contents or merely LINK to it.   This generates the report to RTF, HTML, Printer, ASCII, and now, PDF.   I hope this will be available sometime this month.

You can get both at our web site at http://www.EnterpriseProcessGroup.com.   Hope this helps.

Steve

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General Board / Re: A gripe about 3.51
« on: February 13, 2003, 07:53:35 pm »
Andrew,

I think there is a difference between asking if anyone else is having a problem, stating the problem (without describing system configuration or anything like that!), and asking for help as opposed to adding the tidbit of "but these are just the sort of little irritants that can push folks against it."

I've always believed more flies can be attracted with honey than with vinegar.   Bugs should always be reported, enhancements always requested, questions always raised (even if only ONE person has the problem)... but to sound preachy isn't, to me at least, what we're all in this for in supporting EA or any other tool/company that is trying to make a difference in a sea of software mediocracy.

Now, with your .02 and my .02, we need to scrounge around for a cheap cup of coffee.

Cheers,

Steve

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General Board / Re: A gripe about 3.51
« on: February 13, 2003, 01:34:19 pm »
Mikkel,

Well said!

Steve

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General Board / Re: A gripe about 3.51
« on: February 12, 2003, 08:37:05 am »
Sorry, no experience on Zircom...

As far as "certain basics being overlooked"... what basics?   That the Microsoft installer does certain things OR that Macromedia may be trampling on registry settings?   As Arseno Hall would say with a smile... "Kindof makes you wanna go Hmmmmmm".... <rofl>

Steve

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Really.
Have to say that I would. And always have. Tends to point at certain basics being overlooked.

Any comment on the Zircom bit?

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General Board / Re: A gripe about 3.51
« on: February 12, 2003, 08:34:21 am »
Jason,

Well, cutting and pasting may too much for some to handle <rofl>... I mean, if one tries to do this with too much Vodka, the CTRL-C and CTRL-V keys can be dickens to press.

Cheers,

Steve

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General Board / Re: A gripe about 3.51
« on: February 12, 2003, 04:30:02 am »
S_M_B,

I did not experience these things.  I'm still trying to figure out how a potential event that happens only on "upgrading" (as opposed to happening every time it executes) be an excuse to "push folks against it".   If true, I'm sure those are the sorts of people that would find any excuse... bad hair day, sun came up, the computer turned on... to be against EA <rofl>.

Steve

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General Board / Re: "Bug Report" and "Feature Request" forums?
« on: February 19, 2003, 10:11:46 am »
Hi,

Well... why not have a download-able EAP file that has in it ISSUES, DEFECTS and things like that available.   That way we all can see if our enhancements are posted and the status of our issues and defects?   Just an idea but why not use the very tool to help???

Steve

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General Board / Re: Issue Priority changes
« on: February 20, 2003, 03:43:54 am »
Matteo,

I understand where you are coming from which is why, we hope, to go into full beta cycle in March with EA-TraceControl.  This is integrated with EA and EA-VersionControl and will track "ticket" items for Enhancements, Defects, and Issues.   As soon as we're ready for beta testers, I'll let you know.

Cheers,

Steve

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General Board / Re: How do I upgrade registered version?
« on: February 17, 2003, 07:39:52 am »
Michael,

Well, first there was an "or something" that had to be dealt with... just irrational jibberish (you can go with that as will).

Second, and more important, we felt that it was time to break away the tools group into a separate division and so, most of the effort has been to get that up and running before making the announcement and all.   We are planning the release of the first in the series VERY soon and will go into full beta on the second product in the series sometime in March.

Cheers,

Steve

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