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General Board / Re: Upgrade path to Sparx EA v16 and PCS v5
« on: August 06, 2022, 04:05:08 am »
We are planning our upgrade to Sparx EA v16 (build 1605) and PCS v5 (build 105). Am I correct to assume the following?
  • The PCS backend (including WebEA and WebConfig) can be upgrade 1st.
  • Sparx EA 15.2 (build 1559) should work fine with PCS v5 (build 105).
  • We should be able to run a mixed Sparx EA setup for a while - i.e., v15 and v16 clients interfacing with PCS v5 (build 105).

We have been unable to use 15.x which doesn't seem to work with the latest PCS so we're going straight to 16.

Can anybody think of any gotchas (other than odd v16 and v5 behaviours)?

General Board / Re: Upgrade path to Sparx EA v16 and PCS v5
« on: August 06, 2022, 04:02:19 am »
One note of caution on 16 64bit. In my testing, i got timeout errors when opening a package with a large number of elements/subpackages in. When i tried with the 32 bit version all was ok. I need to do more testing. Bit if you have a large repository ... i'd run some tests yourself first...

Same here, we have reverted to 32-bit throughout for now.  MS-SQL DBMS   with quite a small repository.

General Board / Re: Linking processes to a system/product
« on: June 11, 2022, 03:04:51 am »

Have you created business process/collaboration elements within which your process diagrams etc.  exist?
If so, then from a simplistic point of view you can create relatonships between them and your system/application objects/elements without affecting the process definitions. 

Modern browsers do not allow opening the HTML generated in EA 15.2 or earlier. In EA 16.x the HTML generator and templates have been upgraded to overcome that.

Just for interest, do we know how this was achieved in EA 16.x ?

General Board / Re: Version 16 release date estimation?
« on: January 27, 2022, 03:09:01 am »
Since Sparx seems to be very unwilling to respond to e-mails about this, I'll try here: does anyone have an estimation/expectation on the release date of version 16.0? It's the release that contains a lot I've been waiting for a few years, so I'm 'mildly' interested in upgrading...

I don't disagree with qwerty, but if you want some sort of estimate you could look back over the posts in "Latest news" to see the elapsed time between the first build of a beta and when it gets finally gets released.  From what I can see version 16 is taking longer than most.

General Board / Re: 'Invisible' items in the traceability view
« on: November 03, 2021, 02:11:12 am »
Would be good to get those things addressed before v16 leaves beta - have you formally raised your points?  In fact is there a way to provide beta feedback formally?

General Board / Re: Sparx Blocks Password Manager = Bad Bad Not Good
« on: November 02, 2021, 10:06:39 pm »
My LastPass doesnt recognise it either. A consistent annoyance...

Yes it really is a constant consistent annoyance.

I just tried it.  Doesn't look possible to me, but I agree it would be good to be able to do that.

+1 to make this configurable

Bugs and Issues / Re: v15 Attributes dialog is gone again!
« on: October 04, 2021, 11:31:41 pm »
V16 is due soon.  But something tells me none of us hold out much hope that this will be fixed.  If anything other workflow will have been "improved" to heighten everyone's frustration.

General Board / Re: v15.2 - How to order items on Gantt view?
« on: September 28, 2021, 05:43:10 am »
Not really found the roadmap nor gantt view in Sparx EA as useful as they should be. Could definitely do with improving. Maybe V16.0 might improve things?

However when trialing Prolaborate I noticed they have a feature to do roadmap Gantt charts and its much more like what I'd expect for gantt chart - Hallelujah!

That probably means that the core functions in the EA client are deprecated and won't be changed/improved.


I just hit this issue for the first time on a CSV export with 15.1
I'm assuming it's still outstanding in 15.2 

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Compare diagrams - gap analysis
« on: September 22, 2021, 09:31:24 pm »

I ended up creating a new feature in eaUtils addin. More information is available here:
I'm interested in any feedback

As far as I can tell it works well and is useful.

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