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General Board / Default for Edit Object on New
« on: May 07, 2013, 06:35:50 pm »
I wonder which is the default setting for Tools/Options/Objects/Edit Object on New. Is it off per default?

(I tried a clean install but I'm not sure that worked the right way, so I need feedback from any freshman.)


General Board / Creating an Interaction Element
« on: February 05, 2013, 01:21:51 am »
In the context menu for e.g. a Use Case you can find Add/Interaction/With... This adds an Interaction element with a diagram inside. But trying to create an Interaction element solely (via the add element icon in the browser) seems to be impossible. Any idea why?


General Board / 10 beta Relationships window
« on: October 25, 2012, 05:31:30 am »
Any idea where I can find that in the View menu?


General Board / Sloooooow server
« on: April 25, 2012, 07:35:48 pm »
Has anyone else remarked that Sparx' site is extremely slow the last days. It takes a minute or so to open the next thread or any other page.


General Board / Tools menu in 9.3
« on: March 08, 2012, 08:19:59 pm »
I just installed 9.3 and now recognize that the Tools menu misses a lot of entries. I tried Customize and see the options are still there. But they don't show when opening the menu. What the heck is going on here?


General Board / Release 909
« on: September 01, 2011, 02:13:28 am »
For more information on this release, see:

(since they forgot to post the link)


General Board / Ctrl-Tab through diagrams
« on: September 08, 2011, 12:28:12 am »
In 9.1 there is a new neat way to browse through diagrams: Ctrl+Tab (has it been there before??). I like that very much as it makes finding an open diagram much easier.


General Board / Missing Cross-References on VC save - meaning?
« on: July 30, 2011, 02:40:40 am »
I don't remember since when this pop-up appears during check-in to VC. I always confirmed with OK. But I would like to know what it actually means. When I check in, how can the previous XMI contain things EA will preserve? Isn't the new XMI export telling the opposite? That does not seem to be logical.


General Board / Difference btw. Scan XMI and Get All Latest
« on: August 18, 2011, 02:58:56 am »
After reading the documentation it looked to me as if Scan XMI and Reconcile Model would be a part function of Get All Latest (obviously called in the end). Further I believed it would just read the XMI files. But actually when invoking Scan XMI EA is in a busy loop just like for Get All Latest (the heavy network traffic is a good indicator for that). So my question: what is the advantage of Scan over Get? Or is it just one more bug?


General Board / Disable Spell Check
« on: June 16, 2011, 03:30:45 am »
I'd like to know whether there is a way to disable the spell checker. I couldn't find one. Even removing the dictionaries did not help (it underlined all words). The reason is simply that we have two languages mixed in one model and of course you can't tell EA which text is of which language. So either the one or the other gets underlined (more or less completely). (Further I don't like spell checkers, but that's a different story.)

Does anyone have an idea or should I request a new feature?


General Board / Beta period
« on: June 08, 2011, 02:01:37 am »
Today I got a message "The beta period has expired...". But I have the latest version installed. Well, it's just that annoying and wrong message which simply needs to be confirmed to start EA. But I want to get rid of it! And I don't want to spend time in un-/re-installing and loosing screen layouts a.s.o.


General Board / V9.3 diagram window usage
« on: April 20, 2011, 11:27:02 pm »
Is it with V9.3 or has this been introduced before: The diagram window has a Format menu on top.

Can this be turned off? It cuts the diagram frame. I already have all these nifty buttons in one line.


[edit:] Ah! There's a button to close it near the closing box.

General Board / Working offline with VC packages
« on: April 14, 2011, 08:58:31 pm »
I wonder if there is a simple way to work offline with a VC package. With offline I mean that I also do not have VC on the offline computer. What I currently do is the following:
  • Check out package (let's call it PKG)
  • Copy the according XMI to the remote machine
  • Import the XMI for PKG remotely. (The remote model had once been created from a root model export/import.)
  • Work remotely and change elements in PKG.
  • Create a dummy package called TRANS inside PKG.
  • Move everything inside PKG into TRANS so PKG just contains TRANS.
  • Export TRANS to XMI
  • Import that XMI in the VC repository into PKG
  • Now changes are present in the VC PKG
  • Move everything out of TRANS and delete TRANS
  • Check in PKG
This looks not only clumsy, it is...

I wonder if there is an easier way to achieve the above.


General Board / Bug tracker
« on: April 07, 2011, 12:48:53 am »
Hi there,
I just thought it would be easier for me to manage my tickets with Sparx using a bug tracker. So I googled a bit and landed here.

I just posted the mail correspondence I found for each report along with the reference ID from Sparx.

If you think it's a good idea to share the bugs you reported then leave a reply here. All you need is a free registration at this site and it will be possible to share the list.


General Board / Bugs and features
« on: March 14, 2011, 09:18:21 pm »
This post is triggered by the discussion about the V9 beta.

So I just wrapped up my activities of the last year.

23 Bugs reported
6 of them did not receive a reference id at all
2 were lost (as I now noticed) as I only got that "Thank you" reply

12 Features requested
2 did not get a reference id
2 were lost

What I can say is that Sparx actually reacts (on most) reports quite fast. Also the supporters are competent in what the say. This is the positive side.

On the other hand it seems that only very few of the discussion finally reaches implementation state. I haven't verified yet how many bug/feature requests have been implemented but from a rough guess is definitely(!!) below 10%. It was quite cumbersome to sort out the reports according to mails and I actually do not have direct feedback to what has happened to single reports. (Well, I could ask using the reference id but that's not only cumbersome for me but especially for the Sparx supporters.)

Additionally the lost requests (4 out of 55 which is almost 10%!!!) give me a very bad feeling of what is happening behind the scenes. The bad thing is, that I reported bugs (and feature requests) with a description but I only get that simple "Thank you". I do not remember the details and I have no chance to dig into the subjects. If simply the "Thank you" would echo the complete details I would have a chance to inquire at a later time but that way...


[edit:] further investigation shows for above bug reports
5 are being investigated (means I have to poll)
5 have been logged for bug fixing (ditto)
1 is not reproducible
3 have been fixed (at least with V9)

for the features
3 still under invetigation
2 logged for bug fixing
3 fixed

[edit2:] I realized that in a few cases I sent a "the error was in front of the keyboard" message right after the bug submission. So some of the un-replied reports might be counted on that. However, definitely not all of them and at least the traceability is shown to be "improvable".

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