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Author dennyd
Full name Dennis Daniels
Date 2001-04-14 05:48:57 PDT
Message <FAQ>
<introduction>
Please specify your version of ARGO when making your requests for help.
For XML purists
you should know this document is not well formed. I used JEXT to put
this document
together, another Java Web Start based tool...cool tool but I'm not
familiar with it enough to make this document beautiful(no auto hard return)
or help me write the
XML tags easily. If you know of a good tag text tool please pass it on!
As well I'm
looking for a DTD for faqs, it would make this daunting task a little
less time
consuming :).
To make this FAQ, as with all open source projects, as useful and
helpful as possible
  we count on the other
users and developers to correct misunderstandings, identify bugs, and help
with the documentation!
How can you help you ask?
Please copy paste the suspect text and send it to
me so that I can update the FAQ...we're working on a CVS of the FAQ so
that it's always
current and accurate :0)
If you're looking at this document in your email application, do a
search for <question>
until you find what you're looking for...If you don't find it, type your
question between
the tags; for example like this: <question> Type your question
here.</question>
If you've got the answer or would like to update the answer do it like
this...
<answer> Type your answer here.</answer>
Of course a DTD needs to be put together to let the computer handle
all of this for us automatically! And again, if you've got ideas on this
please pass them on!
Enjoy!
</introduction>
<question>
Who is responsible for the Java Web Start Updates?
</question>
<answer>
Toby
</anwser>
<question>
What is PGML
</question>
<answer>
</answer>
<question>
What does SVG stand for?
</question>
<answer>
Scalable Vector Graphics
</answer>
<question>
Where can I find out more information about the user-group?
</question>
<answer><li​nk>ml.tigris.org/​userfaq.html</lin​k>
</answer>
<question>
Are there other open source UML tool?
</question>
<answer>
Yes, THORN
<link>http://www.xaan.com​</link>
</link>
and Fujaba
<link>http://www.uni-pader​born.de/cs/ag-schaef​er/ag_dt/PG/Fujaba/f​ujaba.html
</link>
And a long list of others...
Alma
Java-based modelling and code translator/generator tool
<link>http://www.memoire.c​om/guillaume-desnoix​/alma/</link>
   UPcase:Java and C++ based UML tool
<link>http://upcase.inf.up​ol.cz/</link>
JRefactory:Java refactoring and reverse-engineering tool utilizing UML
diagrams
<link>http://jrefactory.so​urceforge.net/csrefa​ctory.html</link​>
long list here
<link>http://www.objectsby​design.com/tools/uml​tools_byCompany.html​</link>

<question>
I didn't see a "users" mailing list on the website. Is this the
appropriate place for "how do I do x" and "why doesn't y work" type of
questions?
</question>
<answer>
</answer>
<question>
What applications open PGML?
</question>
<answer>
</answer>
<ARGO 8.1>
<known_problems>
There are some synchronization problems and you will not
  see the changes in the class diagram.
</known_problems>
<question>
In version 0.8.1 I was able to use any multiplicity. In version 0.9.2
I only have a choice of some entries within a popup list. I cannot
use other than that list.
Is this a bug or a feature?
</question>
<answer>
A little of both. Multiplicity is now more of a full model element in the
UML meta-model with an internal structure instead of just an arbitrary
string.
The combo box is much more usable in general. and I thought that the
edge cases didn't justify the complexity for the ability to add a custom
multiplicity (or I didn't have time to add an editor on the combo box
field, its been a while).
</answer>
<ARGO 9.1>
<question>
Is there commercial support for ARGO?
</question>
<answer>
See http://www.gentleware.com
</answer>
<question>
I created a collaboration diagram using verstion V091. The "Add Message"
button in toolbar is greyed out. Did I miss something to activate it?
</question>
<answer>
First you have to connect two classifier roles with an association role,
select this association role and then you can specify a message on this
connection.
</answer>
<question>
Can I branch or fork stimulus in sequence diagram?
</question>
<answer>
This feature is not supported yet but it's planned to implement it in near
future
<answer></answer>
</Argo 9.1>

<Argo 9.2>
<question>
Where/how do I implement code for my methods?
</question>
<answer></answer>
<question>
How can I run my program ones I implemented succesfull my code?</question>
<answer></answer>
<question> Is ArgoUml meant to be able to compile code?
</question>
<answer></answer>
<question>
Is there a most simple "Hello world/universe" applet and application example
to demonstrate performance of ArgoUml.
</question>
<answer></answer>
<question>
Is it possible to switch to 'real' UML Syntax, like 'Name : String' in
class diagrams?
</question>
<answer>
</answer>
<question>
Can you please tell me how to add instantiation methods like 'public
Person(String name)'without ArgoUML complaining about missing return
types (-> 'void??')?
</question>
<answer>
Someone else has to answer for 0.8, but in 0.9.2 you set the stereotype
<<create>> on the operation. The panel does not update the operation as
expected though, so you will have to press the "New operation" button
for it to take effect.
</answer>
<question>
I cant seem to get the add message button to be non-greyed out. Can
someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
</question>
<answer>
</answer>
<CVS>
<question>
Where do I get the CVS?
</question>
<answer>
You can reach it via normal cvs command (either in a tool or on the
command line). The server is the same as for ArgoUML (try
:pserver:guest@cvs.t​igris.org:/cvs) and the name of the repository is
gef/src.
</answer>
<question>
Where can I find instructions for the CVS?
</question>
<answer>
The list is in README_COMPILE.txt and in build.xml, and the file
antrlall.jar is contained in the libs package available from
http://argouml.tigri​s.org/v09/ds4.html (this contains all additional
libs).
</answer>
<question>
Can I build sequence diagrams with ArgoUML?
</question>
<answer>
Please check the 0.9.2 developer release. It already has some support for
sequence diagrams.
</answer>
<question>
I've seen comments all over the website like "don't use 0.9.2" because
of file saving/opening
problems. How likely is it that my diagrams will disappear if I use 0.9.2?
</question>
<answer>
Likely it won't work.
</answer>
<cvs>
<question>
Do I need to unpack the jar files?>
</question>
<answer>
No, you don't need to unpack the .jar files, just start java -jar
argouml.jar
</answer>
<question>
How do I compile the CVS?
</question>
<answer>
Download the latest antlrall.jar . Download the whole library package
downloaded the "ArgoUML-0.9.2-libs.zip" from
http://argouml.tigri​s.org/v09/ds4.html , put that in your lib dir,
remove the old build dir and try again. The CVS code should compile.
% cvs -z3 update -d -P
% ant clean
% ant run
Works well with JDK1.3SE from SUN.
</answer>
<question>
Does crtl+z work?
</question>
<answer>
ctrl + Z does not work, or ctrl+ s (or works sporadically)
It's on the list of to dos on the developers list.
</answer>
<question>
What is the official name of the various work screens?
</question>
<answer>
</answer>
<question>
What's that super cool functionality of sending email to the expert on
the project?
Does is it work?
</question>
<answer>
Send email does not work at this time.
</answer>
<question>
When I double click on an object in the left pane I can't find it in my
diagrams.
Where is it?
</question>
<answer>
Double clicking to find an object only works when the visible diagram
  contains the object in question...however double clicking on the
object in the
  left hand column does not indicate which diagram the object might be
found
</answer>
<question>
I used the "remove" function and lost a bunch of my work. What happened?
</question>
<answer>
Use the remove key with care... this function is temperamental. Nor is
there is a
warning on deletion from model for sub packages in a parent
package...when deleting sub packages ARGO may delete more than just the sub
package.
</answer>
<question>
How do I reduce the number of panes open in the window?
</question>
<answer>
</answer>
<question>
What does "stimulus" mean?
</question>
<answer>
It's a stereotype in UML.
</answer>
<question>
I cannot scroll to classes that are off screen. What's up?
</question>
<answer>
Known bug.
</answer>
<question>
I tried to add an actor to the sequence diagram but ARGO wouldn't let
me. What's up?
</question>
<answer>
At this time an actor cannot be added to the sequence diagram.
</answer>
<question>
</question>
<answer>
At this time ARGO does not allow changing the order of sequence objects.
</answer>

<question>
How do I attach notes to a class?
</question>
<answer>
ARGO does not allow attaching notes to the classes. This is will
hopefully be
implemented with a connection to java docs.
</answer>

<question>
How do I use ARGO for CVS?
</question>
<answer>
At this time there is no way of saving the authorship of a UML artifact in
in ARGO.
</answer>
<comment>
You can type your questions here with these empty tags.
</comment>
<question>
</question>
<answer>
</answer>
<question>
</question>
<answer>
</answer>
<question>
</question>
<answer>
</answer>

<comment>
You can type your ARGO related wishes here with these empty tags.
</comment>
<wish>
default an email to user-argouml@argouml under the help window,
</wish>
<wish> create a working email window
</wish>
<wish>
when opening an old diagram, default to the center of the diagram
</wish>
<wish>
set up a voting system for various functions that might be missing
</wish>
<wish>
swim lanes for activity diagrams
</wish>
<wish>
include edit commands under right click
</wish>
<wish>
provide a list of html files under the help button
  (this might help the documentation process)
</wish>
<wish>

</wish>
<wish>

</wish>

<unorganized list>
*very difficult to change the order of the messages
*difficult to remove renamed objects for example new action in sequence
diagram
crtl+R does not work (find a way to turn off unnecessary windows)
*dble clicking on link objects in the diagram does not open the property
box in the diagram for that item
*no confirmation of deletion before destroying diagram...and all of the
artifacts from that diagram stay in the top left hand column
*the ctrl +s does not save document, must go to the tool bar
* the associatioin lines do not have the same flexibility as the line drawer
*after typing name of property the return key does not register the changes
*the assiciation must come from the use case and not from the actor artifact
*the assctions often default to straight line which is annoying
*the anchoring of associations to use cases is not easy
*it would be nice to have all of the available associations made
available for
choosing to make the linking process easier
*add to diagram does not work...classes to sequence...is this on purpose?
*no way of securing data changes without clicking off the object
*cannot change the order of the messages in the sequence diagram
*packages are not recognized
</unorganized list>
<author>
<author_disclaimer>
Of course, my answers maybe wrong. I'm just a user, not a
developer, nor am I totally current. Like many of the developers
this is something I work on in our very valuable spare time.
</author_disclaimer>
<author_name>
Dennis Daniels
</author_name>
</author>
</faq>

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