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Suggestions and Requests / Re: Responsibilities on Associations
« on: August 13, 2003, 01:31:13 am »
Hi Javier

Documentation and similar artifacts are time consuming to create and maintain, but centralising them into the model makes this effort a little easier and also more consistent.  In my opinion, EA does an excellent job in this area, integrating areas such as change management, testing, defect management etc. into the model.  In this particular case, the placing of requirements management directly into the model is a great feature as it makes it a lot easier when reviewing requirements against design.  The other options are to do the requirements management in another place or not to do it (formally) at all - the former is less good, the latter is a recipe for disaster!

The way I have it set up in EA at the moment is that I have the requirements in a package, then when an area of the design satisfies on of these I show this by using a realisation between the requirement and the area that fulfills it.  When you generate your rtf documentation, you have all the information in there.  I would say that this saves work, not creates it.  

As for an association representing a responsibility for the class, this is true to an extent.  However, the responsibility tab takes us up to the level of (external) requirements, which are not directly visible from the class or association.



Suggestions and Requests / Re: Responsibilities on Associations
« on: August 12, 2003, 04:19:10 am »

I think that is a really good idea - we would be pretty likely to do something similar too.  


Suggestions and Requests / Re: Responsibilities on Associations
« on: August 12, 2003, 01:29:24 am »
Hi Javier

I am not after methods or attributes on associations, but responsibilities as in the responsibility tab on class properties in EA.  This allows me to track the requirements that are fulfilled by the class.  I just want to be able to do the same associations.


Suggestions and Requests / Responsibilities on Associations
« on: August 08, 2003, 07:49:18 am »
It would be nice to be able to attach responsibilities to associations (maybe attributes and methods also).  This would allow the mapping of requirements fullfilled by the association/attribute/method.

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Moving Associations
« on: August 04, 2003, 02:39:14 am »
Hi Javier

There would be no ambiguity.  If you are changing one fo the association ends then the drop site would indicate this.  If the drop site is the same as the current association end, then it is simply a visual adjustment.

However, I do not think it would be a problem to hit CTRL or something similar to initiate an end point change.

Also,  when you deleting an association is actually quite a lot more work as you have to recreate any constraints, role notes etc.


Suggestions and Requests / Moving Associations
« on: July 22, 2003, 02:13:51 am »
It would be nice to be able to drag an association end to change it.  

Suggestions and Requests / RTF Documentation Output Files
« on: August 07, 2003, 01:49:46 am »
It would be a nice touch if the filename of the .rtf could, where possible, default to the name of the package being documented.

Suggestions and Requests / Feature Visibility in Class Diagrams
« on: July 18, 2003, 03:39:48 am »
Maybe add a more accessible way to show/hide attributes and methods in a class in a diagram - somewhat like Rose has.

Aha - nice one.  Thanks for that DMT!

Suggestions and Requests / Cut, Copy and Paste Attributes and Methods
« on: July 18, 2003, 03:42:26 am »
It would be nice to be able to cut, copy and paste attributes, within a class or between classes.

Suggestions and Requests / Link Tab in Class Properties
« on: July 18, 2003, 04:17:25 am »
It would be very useful to be able to view and modify the link properties from the links tab in class properties.

This is especially the case with the current (build 618) restrictions on associations from a class to istelf.

Either this, or to be able to access the links from the project explorer (similar to Rose).

General Board / Re: Package Control With Subversion
« on: July 31, 2008, 05:01:03 am »
The svn.exe that didn't work was
The one that did work was

Let me know if you want some more info.

General Board / Re: Package Control With Subversion
« on: July 30, 2008, 03:13:36 am »
Yep, it was indeed the Subversion exe's version.  I updated and all is now working well, so thanks to all!

General Board / Package Control With Subversion
« on: July 29, 2008, 05:20:33 am »
While trying to control my model with Subversion I get: "Error while initializing [sic] Version Control provider: svn: This client is too old to with with working copy '.'; please get a newer Subversion client".

Man, I know I'm getting old, but I'd appreciate it of my software tools didn't remind me ;)

Anyone got any clues to help me along?

General Board / Re: Default Diagram
« on: January 19, 2004, 12:54:27 am »

I don't think that you can set a default diagram for each package, you can only set one for the model (via Diagram | Set as Model Default).  



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