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Version 6.5 - Released (Build 797)
« on: September 06, 2006, 11:22:15 pm »
Sparx Systems is proud to advise the release of Version 6.5 (build 797) of Enterprise Architect is now available for download.      
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Release Notes for EA 6.5 Build 797 (final release)

Summary of new features in Enterprise Architect 6.5

UML 2.1 support
 General changes to support latest UML 2.1 specification
 Information Items and Information Flows
 Association subsetting and redefinition
 Generalization sets
 Improved support for Triggers and Events in state transitions
 Numerous small tweaks and refinements
 Multiple stereotype support
 XMI export for UML 2.1

Diagramming improvements
 New custom "Legend" elements
 Improved, adjustable self-connectors for all connector types
 Improved and extended "tree style" connections for most connector types
 New curved line style available for ControlFlow, ObjectFlow, and StateFlow connectors
 Ability to show composite elements as "diagram frames" with target diagram internally rendered
 Significant changes to "Undo" capability:
   Improved ability to undo object deletions from diagrams
   Improved ability to handle connector deletions from diagram
   Improved general undo of moved labels
   Improved undo in sequence diagrams to restore message sequence
 Option to create connectors precisely where the mouse is released - see Tools->Options->Links->New Connector End-Points
 Option to snap new connectors to a perpendicular line - see Tools->Options->Links->Force perpendicular line
 Creating a connector from an existing element to an empty area of the diagram will show the Quick Linker menu filtered to the connector type
 Shift + drag selected element(s) to retain element vertical/horizontal alignment
 Ctrl + drag to copy selected element(s)

XMI support for UML 2.0 and UML 2.1
 New support for both UML 2.0 and UML 2.1 export via XMI 2.1
 Improvements in general XMI import/export speed
 Export of UML 2.1 Profiles in XMI 2.1 format

MDG Technology Support
 Custom diagram support for profiles
 New Add-in event notifications
 New Add-in model query and report view capability
Pan & Zoom Window
 New docked "birds eye view" window for panning and zooming large diagrams

New HTML Report Generator for web publishing models
 Significantly enhanced HTML report generation
 Capable of handling very large models deployed as HTML on the web
 Outline structure mirrors actual model view
RTF Document Generator
 Numerous refinements to generator
 Ability to include tagged values as specific object level properties

User Interface changes
 General improvements to look & feel
 Reorganized element and connector context menus
 Test docked window modified to provide improved data entry and review
 Maintenance, Requirements, Constraints, Scenarios windows modified for improved usage
 Project Management and Resource windows modified for improved use
 All toolboxes accessible in diagram from context menu "Create Element or Connector->" sub menu
 Ability to switch toolbox from diagram context menu
 Instant panning with middle mouse button (Tools->Options->Diagram->Auto-pan to revert to pre-795 panning)

Sequence Diagram Improvements:
 Support for nested/inline ports and parts
 Nested callback activations
 Activation quick buttons
 Coregion notation UML 2.0
 States snap to lifeline
 Dragable timing constraint
 Improved connection between message endpoints and fragments
 Change condition order for fragments via quick buttons
 Change top margin for diagram
 Returns from callback messages
 Improved undo support and more...

Debugging, Profiling and Visualizing Running Objects
 Debugger support for Attaching to Process
 Debugger support for Attaching to ASP.Net Web Service processes
 Debugger support for Attaching to Java VM
 New Object Workbench feature:
   Instantiate single Java or .NET classes in workbench mode
   Inspect object variables
   Invoke object methods passing custom parameters
   Record and diagram invocations
   Pass other workbench instances as parameters in invocations

Code Engineering Changes
 Added option to import dependencies from operation return types and parameter types
 Template Editor now invoked as a View in EA user interface
 Improved parsing of code involving preprocessor commands
 Several minor parsing and synchronization improvements

Version Control changes
 Support for Team Foundation Server (TFS) as a version control provider

Testing with jUnit and nUnit
 Automatically record jUnit and nUnit test results after test execution
 View test history and record all xUnit tests executed

 Data modeling support for Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise
 Data modeling support for SQL Server, Oracle and Sybase ASE views
 Improved creation of data model composite foreign keys
 ODBC DDL Import - improved import of MySQL tables with multiple foreign keys
 ODBC DDL Import - improved import of MySQL INT(n) datatypes
 ODBC DDL Import - fixed missing TIMESTAMP datatype importing from Oracle 10g
 ODBC DDL Import - fixed import of check constraints from Sybase ASA version 9
 Generate DDL - removed duplicate table owner for SQL Server

Automation and Add-In Interface Changes
 New Add-In Manager window to enable and disable Add-ins
 Added Project.RunModelSearch interface to execute Custom queries

ShapeScript changes:
 Added StartCloudPath command for rendering cloud-like paths

Other Improvements:
 Improved performance when creating swim lanes on large Oracle models
 Improved .NET error messages for automation exceptions
 Fixed occasional crash when print previewing Relationship Matrix and closing via "X" button
 Added orderly shutdown of EA when attempting to connect to an empty repository
 Fixed issue saving long Package notes on Oracle repository
 Automation EA_OnContextItemChanged now provides correct value for Guid on packages created through automation
 Fixed Figure Number being calculated incorrectly with the legacy RTF Generator
 Resolved issue where XMI import through automation would prompt for user input - accept current package or force reload
 Enhanced version control functions in Automation Interface, now uses path substitution string to obtain working copy folder
 Enhanced version control "Add" function in Automation Interface, now accepts log message
 Improved version control "Undo Checkout" function - removed option to accept current package XMI file, always reloads
 Added handling of some UML 2.x elements to XMI 1.1 with DTD

Fixes and changes since EA 6.5 BETA 2 build 796:
Ctrl-MiddleMouseButtonClick now returns a Diagram to standard zoom (Zoom to 100%)
Improved handling of Schemas during WSDL Import and WSDL Generation.
Fixed issue with drawing of vertical text to metafile format
Improved export/import of reference data between different repositories.
Corrected drawing of robustness elements (boundary, control, entity) which have multiple stereotypes.
Improved DDL ODBC import of schema from case sensitive SQL Server.
Improved support for importing RSA XMI (*.uml2) files.
Resolved issue of missing table and column comments generating MySQL DDL.
Improved parsing of several VB.Net constructs.
Resolved issue involving code generation of aggregation relationships.
Resolved issue with the creation of classifier of an exposed interface.
Added ability to import and export package build scripts
Added support for importing and executing package build scripts via the automation interface
Stopped the creation of multiple dependencies between two elements on code import
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