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Bugs and Issues / Re: BUG in version control handling?
« on: December 14, 2007, 02:25:28 am »
Hello Thomas,

I think I could live with your workaround too, but I fear I haven't understood it.

When I load my package a second time, it has no influence on the subnodes.

They are not reloaded, the are just empty.
Are they available with your workaround?

May be we misunderstood us.
I am talking about subpackages which are under version control too!

So if you reload a parent package, what happens with your subnodes. I can reload the parent package as much as I want,
the subnodes are always empty.

What's with your batch import?
Does that work?


Bugs and Issues / Re: BUG in version control handling?
« on: December 14, 2007, 12:28:43 am »
Hello Thomas,

thank you for your answer.
I searched in the forum, but wasn't able to find some help.

The problem I described is a bit different, I  believe.

When we import or checkout a parent node ALL child nodes are visible as nodes, but they are empty.

Of course the diagrams/links etc. are therefor corrupted,
but this is the secondary problem.

If the child node would be kept loaded, the links and diagrams wouldn't be corupted.

It's worse, because the batch import dailog is empty too!
How is this feature to use?

The get all latest menu item is greyed.
How can we us this?

I can't believe, that we have to step through all child nodes manualy and that we have to do a checkout on it to get it reloaded.


Bugs and Issues / Re: BUG in version control handling?
« on: December 13, 2007, 06:53:56 am »
Oh my god,

I can't believe what you are saying.
We can not always reload 10 or hundered subnodes.
(depends on the node level).
Do you know when it will be fixed?

There is a context menu item in package control menu
called 'get all latest' but it is grayed.

How can we activate this?

Even the batch import is not working, because the list of packages in the batch import dialog is empty.

Is that a bug too?
Or how is it to use?


Bugs and Issues / BUG in version control handling?
« on: December 13, 2007, 06:27:49 am »

we have an very ugly behaviour related to version controlled packages.

Let's say we have this package structure on an arbitrary
node level

A - A1
 - A2
 - A3

so A1 to A3 are childs of A.

All packages are version controlled (clearcase).
We have the save nested version controlled packages to stubs only option set.

What happens:

When we import an elder version of A, ALL subnodes of A are
unloaded, in a way, that A1 to A3 are visible, but empty.

What we have to do is reimporting all subnodes too.
This is the same when we turn off the save nested packages option.

This is unbearable for team colaboration and can not be.

What are we doing wrong?

We want to load (import) A, but of course without loosing the contents of all subnodes?


Bugs and Issues / Re: Bug in use case metrics reports
« on: November 01, 2007, 10:00:52 am »

what do you mean with

hope that helps.

Sparx says it is using Karners method.
But it is not using Karners nomenclature.

This is a bug, and I hope they fix it.


Bugs and Issues / Bug in use case metrics reports
« on: October 29, 2007, 12:54:00 am »

I found two bugs in the use case metrics reports.

When you generate the report you get some tables.
One of them is in the section
Environmental Complexity Factors.

The last column header int the report is called TCF!

This is wrong! it must be EF!

The second bug is the nomenclature sparx uses. It is wrong.

The use case metrics are based on Gustav Karners Use case Point method.

He introduced technical complexity factors, describing the complexity of the SW-project (TCF).

He also introduce environmental factors  (EF) and NOT environmental COMPLEXITY factors.

The environmental factors describe the poductivity of the team and has nothing to do with complexity.

Therefore the name must be EF and the column header must be EF.


Hello Geert,

due to a bug report to sparx, they accepted as a bug, that the LoadControlledPackage() is not working correctly and they track it.

Addtionaly they told me that they provide a Package.GetLatest() in EA 8.0.

Greetings and thank you

Hello Geert,

solving problems means having new problems.

The paths.txt contains of course the variables and their user specific content.

The problem is that the package XMI path gives you no hint, which variable is to be prefiexed to it.

Thus I have no way to trigger a reload.


Hello Geert,

thank you for your valueable help.

PS: And this is what I meant with that documentation is sometimes something different to real live.


But thus, we have jobs.


Hello Geert,

yes this would be the solution, but I can't see where I get the version control path, which is saved in the version controll settings.

This is my current problem.

Thank you.

Hello Geert,

yes you are right, but documentation is sometime different to real life.

Nevertheless, I was able to try it.

It seems, that it should work, but I got errors from the LoadControlledPackage call. The Documentation says, that the filename
details are stored in the package control data.

In fact it is, but only the relative path, starting from that point where the version control setting variable ends.

That means, that the loading fails, because the xml files can not be found. Does somebody know how I can EA to use the full path, including the version vontrol setting variable?

Thank you

Hello Geert,

thanks to the hint of the broadcast event.
I guess that will help.

Concerning the LoadControlledPackage, I guess it won't.
As far as I know it loads the content from the database only, without
reloading the xmi content into the database before.

Thus I would expect an effect. which is not what we want.
But I will try it to clarify that.

Thank you

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Package Control, Get All Latest
« on: November 26, 2009, 10:07:59 pm »

I would like to implement a Get All Latest, automated during or after model load.

I have two questions:

Which interface do I have to use to be able triggering sort of this method GetAllLatest(...)?

Is there a way to call it automatically during or after loading process of the model?

I can not find the API for these topics.

Please give me some hints or links to the API topics.

Thank you.


as far as I know this, it is a general COM/DCOM timeout problem. I think the dialog is raised by from the SCM (service control manager) when a timeout occures on an COM/DCOM call.

You are right, you can not find out which com server is currently having the problem.

I am not sure if the timeout is configurable for the com calls. Maybe another expert here for COM/DCOM/COM+ configuration? I left this subject years ago behind me.

May be you see in a process explorer who is taking cpu time, or something like that. And may be in addition with antother hint you can configure this timeout.

I will have look at the microsoft msdn if I can find something and will be back when I have found something worthy to mention.


Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Check-in files in Clearcase
« on: October 17, 2007, 08:39:35 pm »
Hello Lubos,

this help looks great.

Yes, the documentation about the api isn't one of the brilliant sides of EA. I already have an official support request for this clearcase problem, but didn't get an answer. So my experience here matches your's.

I hope they will optimise here.

Greetings from Germany
(8 Celsius, rainy, but not in my office)

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