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Suggestions and Requests / Bug: Cant raise a bug report
« on: October 25, 2006, 02:47:00 am »
I cant post a bug report on the registered users priority support page.

( The submit button )  returns:

Page Not Found (404)  
Sorry, but the page you tried to access on does not exist.
Please check the URL, or use our search engine above the menu on the left to find what you are looking for. Otherwise if you feel that this is an error, please e-mail us and we will investigate.

Now here's the problem ( in the hope that Neil or somone will read it)

Elements and link labels still dont resize properly

1) Elements with a stereotype that dispays an icon adornment wont hold the manual resizing.  This was reported as fixed in 799.  If I remove the stereotype it now works, but not when the stereotype is present.
2) Longish link labels wont hold their manual sizing when they are moved.

Create a deployment diagram.
Add a node and call it "Product Web App Server"
Add a device and call it "Front End Firewall NXFW3178"
Add a communication path and call it "External WFD VLAN910"

Set the appserver node stereotype to "server"
Set the firewall device sterotype to secure.

Now I want the device node to be a size so that the label wraps to 3 lines and the element is a nice size.  Try it!!

Now I want the same thing for the node...

Finally I want the link name to wrap so the IP address is on the second line.  This works, but when you move the label EA reshapes it exactly how I dont want it.


p.s. Why are the problem report boxes so small on the website?? (Firefox) Its about 2 inches wide.  Does sparx only want small problems? :-)

p.p.s.  Theres another problem too.  If you open any element details form and just change its name, when you hit return it doesnt do anything.


Suggestions and Requests / Re: BUG: Text block numbers vary
« on: October 12, 2006, 10:46:26 pm »
Can we have mulitple blocks please - this, coupled with the current propensity of EA to re-size and randomly re-locate labels is infuriating.

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Bug: Stereotype supression doesn't
« on: October 25, 2006, 04:45:19 am »
 :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[
(Just like I showed two people how to put Euro and Yen symbols into a Word document 4 days ago)
:-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

thanks David


Suggestions and Requests / Bug: Stereotype supression doesn't
« on: October 25, 2006, 04:11:18 am »
( Having a great time today)

Diagram option - "Show element stereotypes" when turned off, doesn't suppress Ğdeviceğ stereotypes

In a deployment diagram, when I turn off this option, the node element stereotypes dissappear but the device elements still show Ğdeviceğ.


Having coloured all the passive nodes (devices) in a luverly  shade of light grey and all the active nodes in various obnoxious hues of my choice, I thought I could make the picky a bit more readable by turning off the stereotype display.  NUP!

Why doesn't this flag hide all stereotypes???

Dare I say it!   C - C - C


p.s.  The model is a 5-tier deployment with full redundancy across all info paths.  There are 176 nodes and devices in the entire solution and I am going cross eyed trying to find the missing connectivities.

p.p.s. Paolo - how do you get guillements into your posts??

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Linked Diagram - packages
« on: October 25, 2006, 02:52:23 am »
Actually, I'd prefer that Sparx fixed the previously mentioned problem regarding letting us pick which diagram is opened for a composite element and then (and then...)  "allow the package to link in the same way as everything else"

Apart from that I agree with the suggestion.


Suggestions and Requests / Suggestion: Note blobs
« on: October 25, 2006, 03:40:12 am »
This relates to several other threads arounf the place, but here's my twist.

Occassionaly, I want to add a "reference marker" in a diagram that refers to a note in some textual description somewhere.  For example, I just want to add a circle with "A" or "B" or summat next to a link.  The diagram text would have a statement of the ilk " ... at point A,  the friggit is wungled"  or something.

Now the twist.  I have been using UML note elements to do this but I also want to add some pertinent information to the note itself that will appear in the generated documentation.  Like, for "B" I want to add "reef the fiber cable physically out of the socket" or "inject 600-700 64K ping packets" or "intercept and corrupt the TCP stream"  (Yes, Virginia we are doing system tests).

Can I shapescript note elements somehow to do this?  Or can we have a (albeit) non UML annotation element please?


Suggestions and Requests / BUG: Node elements wont resize properly
« on: October 05, 2006, 07:05:55 pm »
No matter what I try I cannot get Node elements to retain the sizes I want them to be on the diagram.

They insist on sizing themselves according to some strange witchcraft associated with the length of their name.  This is NOT what I want - I want the name to wrap.   >:(

e.g. ASX SWIFT Access Alliance Server::Node <<server>> insists on being about 3 inches wide!


Suggestions and Requests / BUG: Status colours not working
« on: October 09, 2006, 04:33:39 pm »
At 798 the status dropdowns and status colours do not seem to work AT ALL once a new status is added to the list.  I wanted to add "Scripted" as a status, which seemed to go OK, but now:
1) The dropdowns in the properties form and on the docked properties window do not operate
2) The colors do not appear for any element.

>:(  >:(  >:(   >:(  >:(   >:(  >:(  >:(


Suggestions and Requests / Re: Namespace Root needs visual indicator
« on: October 05, 2006, 07:00:06 pm »
Budgetary cuts - cant afford 4LA's :)

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Namespace Root needs visual indicator
« on: October 05, 2006, 04:09:54 pm »
I'll support this one.  Simply changing the icon colour to red would suffice.  Surely a SMP!


IMO the significant textual content boxes (e.g. Notes. behaviour, Initial Code, Constraint &tc) should all be upgraded to use an embedded editor control that would be responsive to external syntax and style profiles.

EA is already partway there with the control used to display Source code.  Promulgation throughout the system is needed.

Conceptually at least this would allow us to use either openDoc or the other standard for tagging formatted text.

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Adding notes to a model element
« on: October 02, 2006, 10:04:34 pm »
Is there a workaround?

unfortunately no.  AFAIK the root node is not a packacge per se.  :(
I have raised this previously here.


Suggestions and Requests / Re: Placing model elements on a diagram.
« on: October 02, 2006, 10:05:25 pm »
ditto.  because its not a package.

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Design Master Crashes EA
« on: September 17, 2006, 06:13:02 am »
This is a good point Fred,

I usually have the problem the other way around, external apps (MSAccess, .net) can't save an update to something in an EAP file that I have open in EA.  The point I want to add is that I have opened the file in EA before invoking the other app.  

Other clues - I am using the Jet 4.0 interface, and am using DAO not ADO inthe other apps.  I dont know whther there is some badness in EA or whether MS is not handling the dirty flags correctly.  Does EA use row level locking or since it (still) seems to be based on Jet3 is it using page level locking?


Suggestions and Requests / Re: Time Zone
« on: September 14, 2006, 05:23:29 am »
I just rang my ontologist and he says that I definitely need re-alignment.  Is this covered by medicare?


bruce  (Still havin a life - semanticaliwise)

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