A new version of RSARTE is now available: 10.1 2017.13. You can find the updated What's New presentation here.
Here are some of the highlights in the release (references to the What's New presentation in brackets):
- Eclipse Neon 3 is now available and RSARTE can be installed on top of it. Note, however, that you may want to stay on CDT 9.1 since the latest CDT version that comes with Neon 3 has some regressions related to the CDT indexer (you may notice decreased indexing performance and exceptions caused by the CDT parser).
- EGit 4.6.1 is the latest version of EGit and the RSARTE EGit integration now uses it. [page 10]
- It's now possible to automatically import external projects when performing a refactoring. The projects that may be affected by the refactoring will be imported. [page 24]
- The model compiler now supports generating code without building it. [page 28]
- The model compiler has a new command-line option for specifying which license to use. [page 29]
- The model compiler has a new command-line option for generating build information from a TC, such as the expanded compiler and linker commands, full paths to inherited and prerequisite TCs, full paths to source files etc. [page 29]
- The Welcome page now shows information in the What's New section about the latest news that have been published in the RSARTE newsletter. If you want to subscribe to the newsletter, send a mail to email@example.com. [page 32]
Today we are happy to announce the availabilty of RSARTE 10.1 2017.10. As usual the release contains several new features, bug fixes and other improvements.
The following news in this release is worth mentioning (references to pages in the updated What's New presentation are included in brackets):
- Support for Codan (CDT Code Analysis) in generated CDT projects. This is currently an experimental feature. [page 10]
- The new improved text merge was further improved and is now no longer experimental. [page 11]
- Simplified the Compare/Merge editor by removing some commands. [page 12]
- Whole Word Search is now available in the Find/Replace and Model Search dialogs. [page 20]
- The dialog that used to pop-up when using the Load UML Models command was removed to improve performance and avoid risk of loading inconsistent subsets of models. [page 24]
- The model compiler now supports generation of makefiles for external library TCs. [page 26]
- The model compiler user interface is no longer an experimental feature.
Today we deliver an update of RSARTE 10.1 following the completion of sprint 2017.07. In addition to bug fixes and general improvements, the following new features are worth highlighting (references to the updated What's New presentation in brackets):
- Merging text is now easier thanks to a new single-view text merge editor which can be used instead of the old "sub merge" feature. This is currently an experimental feature. 
- The support for external projects was made more flexible thanks to support for environment variables in the map file. There is also a new search scope "Workspace and External Projects" which can be used for searching both in the workspace and in all external projects. 
- A new preference was introduced for automatically loading models of imported external projects. It is recommended to have it enabled so that navigation from search result items will be quick. 
- We continued to improve the model compiler, both the user interface and the tool itself. Now we support the "save before build" preference, and we also made an effort to unify preferences for the old and new C++ code generator. [23, 24]
- Readability of generated C++ code was improved by including a comment with the qualified name of states. This works for both capsules and passive class state machines. 
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The holiday season is over and the RSARTE development team is back at work. Today we deliver a new version of RSARTE 10.1 called 2017.04. It contains several new features and bug fixes and is the latest and recommended version of RSARTE. Note that RSARTE 10 is now in maintenance mode and we do not plan to deliver any more updates for it (unless a critical problem is found, of course).
Refer to the updated What's New presentation to learn about all new enhancements in this release. Below is a short summary (references to the What's New presentation within brackets):
- Support for external projects. These are projects that you currently don't have in your workspace, but that others in your team may have in theirs. It's now possible to search in those projects, and if you find something interesting, you can import the external projects into your workspace. There is also a new Import wizard for such projects. When an external project is imported, its dependent projects are automatically imported too. This helps you keep a consistent set of projects in your workspace, without having to keep all project dependencies in mind. [18-19]
- Several new useful navigation commands in the Project Explorer, Properties view and in diagrams. [13-17]
- Improved editing of literals and parameters in the Properties view. 
- Improved layout of some property pages. 
- Continued progress with the model compiler. Now, this is the recommended way of building RSARTE models in batch builds. However, we still have some more work in the user interface of this feature, and it's therefore still marked as experimental. 
The last sprint in 2016 is done and the holiday season is getting closer. But before spending Christmas time with family and friends we in the development team have done a last 2016 RSARTE drop, including updates of both the Eclipse Mars compatible 10.0 version and the Neon compatible 10.1. So, the latest and greatest versions of RSARTE are now:
- 10.0 2016.50 for Eclipse Mars
- 10.1 2016.50 for Eclipse Neon
This drop includes improvements in the new search feature including:
- automatic loading of search matches on selection in the search view,
- improved "Modeling References" command, and
- other miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements.
We have also continued the work on making the user interface easier to work with for C/C++ development using the Capsule Development viewpoint. In this sprint mainly focusing on the properties view, removing items not relevant for code generation and renaming items using C++ terminology.
Our still experimental model compiler effort has continued with more testing and improvements in the user interface integration. This is now getting closer to product quality and we encourage testing of it to make sure that it will work for your applications.
In this drop the new features are available in both the Eclipse Mars and Eclipse Neon streams, but moving forward in 2017 we will focus the effort on the 10.1 Eclipse Neon version of RSARTE.
As usual the What's New presentations are updated with all new features. See the release pages for 10.0 and 10.1 for details.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
The RSARTE Development Team
Today we release two new versions of RSARTE:
- 10.0 2016.47 for Eclipse Mars
- 10.1 2016.47 for Eclipse Neon
This is the first release of 10.1 that is not experimental, and we therefore recommend it as the latest and greatest RSARTE release. However, except for the Eclipse version there are no other differences between these releases.
The new search feature is now also for the first time available as a non-experimental feature, and the old search implementation has been removed. However, all old search commands, like Find/Replace, Model Search, Find NamedElement etc, are still available but have been updated to use the new search implementation. As part of this work, the new search implementation now also supports searching in working sets. Another improvement is increased flexibility about where to store the search index. It is now by default stored in the workspace metadata, but can if wanted be stored next to the projects, or in a custom location. [page 59-60]
We also did some usability improvements in this release:
- The header text for the Properties view is now more compact by not showing the full qualifier for the name. Also, RT specific stereotypes are hidden and shown as proper element types instead. [page 34]
- The "Add UML" context menu has been cleaned up, and many items were removed for creating elements that are not of interest when designing RT models. [page 30]
We also continued to make progress in the new model compiler, for example by improving the performance of its UI integration.
To read more about the improvements, see the updated What's New presentation. References to pages in this presentation are shown in brackets above.
Another sprint has passed and it's time to summarize the improvements that we deliver today in the new version RSARTE 10 2016.44. References to pages in the updated What's New presentation are included in brackets below:
- The default value of attributes and parameters, and the value of enumeration literals, is no longer shown in the Project Explorer using a separate node. Instead the value appears after an equal sign in the same node that shows the name of the element. [page 26 and 27]
- The Project Explorer representation of a passive class with a statemachine has become more compact by no longer showing the EventContainer node. [page 28]
- RT specific stereotypes, such as «capsule» and «protocol», are no longer shown in the Project Explorer. This makes node labels shorter which means less horizontal scrolling. It also means that you now can navigate to such elements by typing the first character of their names (just like navigation to other model elements work in the Project Explorer). [page 29]
- The names of many editing commands have been improved so that the label of the Undo/Redo command in the Edit menu now more accurately describes what will happen when a change is undone or redone. [page 35]
- Our new search implementation now supports searching inside a selected element only. We also did many other usability, quality and performance improvements in this new feature (which in this release still is experimental). [page 57 and 58]
- We continued to improve the Model Compiler, our new tool for building models from the command-line. The integration with the RSARTE user interface was improved. For example, navigation into generated code now works, and markers in the Problems view appears for compilation problems. Note that the Model Compiler is still an experimental feature.
We also took our next version, RSARTE 10.1, one step closer to production quality by performing extensive testing of it. No new problems were discovered and our goal is to make this release non-experimental after the next sprint (end of November).
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Today the RSARTE development team releases a new version of RSARTE 10. In the past sprint we have implemented the following improvements (references to pages in the updated What's New presentation are included in brackets):
- Our new search implementation now supports Replace. We also did many other usability and quality improvements in this experimental feature. 
- Semantic search commands such as "Find Triggering Events" and "Find Triggers" are now better integrated with the Code and Properties views, so that these views are updated when you select items in the Search view. 
- You can now hover the cursor over a transition in a state chart diagram to see the events which may trigger the transition. 
- We have reordered the Documentation tab in the Properties view so that it becomes the primary tab when selecting a comment. This makes it possible to immediately start editing the comment text without having to switch to another tab. 
- The Undo/Redo capability was improved by raising the command history size from 20 to 200 for modeling commands. We also wrote a note in the documentation to explain how Undo/Redo works in Eclipse. 
- The Model Compiler, our new tool for building models from the command-line, now supports context library builds. It also has a better integration with the RSARTE user interface. Output is printed to the UML Development console and transformation errors and warnings show up in the Problems view. Note that the Model Compiler is still an experimental feature. 
In this sprint we have also completed an initial version of RSARTE 10.1 which supports Eclipse Neon (4.6.1). There is still more work to be done here, but already now you can install it and try it out. Just remember to switch off the code analysis feature of CDT (Codan) since it is not yet supported by RSARTE. The RSARTE 10.1 release is experimental and we would appreciate to hear your feedback about it.
Our sprint 2016.38 is completed and the result is an updated version of RSARTE 10 which now is available for download. In addition to bug fixing we have spent the sprint implementing the following exciting new features (references to pages in the updated What's New presentation are included in brackets):
• The RSARTE EGit integration now supports EGit 4.4.1. The installation was also changed so that EGit now is installed together with RSARTE. [page 2]
• The Model Compiler has been integrated with the RSARTE user interface, which means it's now possible to test it more easily. [page 45]
• It's no longer necessary to have a license server for running RSARTE. We have implemented support for "authorized user" licensing based on license keys as an alternative to floating licenses. [page 52]
• When you build a TC where the Sources list is inherited, the "Missing Source Elements" dialog now adds missing sources to the TC where the Sources list is defined, rather than to the TC that is built. [page 38]
• It's now possible to distinguish the different kinds of values for TC settings by a visual indication in the TC editor. [page 34]
• A new command "Delete Value" is now provided by the TC editor for deleting the value of a TC setting. It replaces the old "Revert to Inherited Value" command. [page 36]
• You can now navigate into the TOP state by double-clicking on the state machine in the Project Explorer, when using the preference "Let Open State Machine Diagram go inside TOP states automatically". [page 33]
• It's now easier to navigate into composite structure and activity diagrams by double-clicking on symbols. Navigation now works even if you happen to double-click on the name label. [page 22]
It's also worth mentioning that we have started in this sprint to work on version 10.1 of RSARTE. This version will be based on Eclipse Neon and CDT 9, and our goal is to have it ready before the end of the year.
A new version of RSARTE 10 is now available, following the completion of sprint 2016.35. As usual the release contains several new features, bug fixes and other improvements.
The following features are new in this release (references to pages in the updated What's New presentation are included in brackets):
- A new command-line tool, known as the Model Compiler, is available in a first experimental version. It allows you to build RSARTE models outside the RSARTE development environment using make files which can drive the entire build process, including generation of C++ code from the model. [page 39]
- The Compare/Merge editor now provides better navigation possibilities to elements that are related to a changed element. For example, it is possible to navigate to the target element of a changed dependency. [page 19]
- A more C++ like syntax is now supported for defining operations. [page 27]
- Printouts in the Console view helps you resolve problems with broken inheritance and redefinition references which cause implicit deletions of certain model elements when loading a model. [page 40]
- The new Search implementation (still experimental) now allows you to limit the search scope to a certain project. There were also improvements related to searching for references to library elements, and usability improvements in the proposals popup. [page 44]
- Two new navigation commands are now available in the TC editor for navigating to inherited values and the parent TC. These are useful when working with inherited TCs. [page 31]
- The usability of the "Model Changed" dialog has been improved. [page 38]
- A minimal version of the Transformation Authoring framework is now included in the installation. It allows transform plugins developed in earlier versions to build and run in RSARTE 10. [page 11]
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Sprint 2016.32 is now over, and the RSARTE development team has delivered an updated version of RSARTE 10.
The following features are new in this release (references to pages in the updated What's New presentation are included in brackets):
- Incremental textual search (Ctrl+J) is now supported in Browse diagrams. [page 18]
- A new preference was added for controlling how to order tabs in the Code view. It is now possible to use a fixed order that does not depend on if code snippets are empty or not. [page 25]
- The Code view now hides code snippets that are irrelevent for the currently selected element, such as the constructor initializer for a non-constructor operation. [page 26]
- The Rename refactoring dialog now allows to set an active TC prior to running the refactoring. [page 32]
- It is now possible to delete a TC without affecting other TCs which reference that TC (for example prerequisite TCs). [page 33]
- The new Search feature, which still is experimental, now provides a popup with search string proposals, based on previously used searches, and strings that occur frequently in the model. [page 37]
It also supports a column Long Name in the Search view, which can be used for filtering the search result according to the location of matching elements.
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The deliveries from sprint 2016.29 are now available. This sprint we will only ship an update of our RSARTE 10 stream. The 9.1.2 CP1 stream is in maintenance mode and during this sprint we did not receive any critical items that had to be fixed. Instead we have included an update (version 5.1) of our Model Fixup utility. The main improvement in this area is support for RSARTE 10 and Eclipse Mars. See the Model Fixup page for more information.
In the RSARTE 10 drop we have included a number of usability enhancements as well as a number of fixes in the (still experimental) new search feature.
The usability improvements include:
- A compare/merge user interface improvement where the code editor area is increased to show more of the code snippets.
- Some fixes in the project explorer where now more useful keywords are shown for elements in activity diagrams.
- An improvement in the property pages where the sort order for the signature column now is preserved when you switch between model elements.
- A change in the behaviour when modifying the type of e.g. an attribute. We now no longer loose the default value when the type is changed.
- Navigation from a state symbol to sub state machine diagrams has been improved for the fairly common case where there is inheritance between state machines.
You can find more details about the fixes in the WhatsNew presentation. See pages 16, 20, 21, 22 and 23.
In the search area we have also in this sprint focussed on the key search work flow: Searching, investigating the search results and navigating to found matches. The improvements in this area includes:
- The text for matching references has been improved, now showing more information. For example we now show the name of an attribute that has a type that matches the search query
- The navigation menu has been extended, allowing more direct navigation to various elements related to the search match.
- It is now possible to copy the search result and paste e.g. in a spreadsheet
- Highlighting of search results in code editor is now supported
- We now have support for finding matches in native type references.
- The association between matches in code snippets and model elements has been improved. Previously the matches were associated only with opaque elements, now they are associated with the container, for example an operation.
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Sprint 2016.26 is now finished and the results are available for download. As usual we deliver both updated 9.1.2 CP1 and 10.0 versions and both of these versions are recommended for production use. Most of the work is aimed at improving the RSARTE 10 version, the 9.1.2 CP1 stream is mainly for maintenance and we only fix urgent problems in this stream
In the new (still experimental) search feature we have in this sprint focused on performance improvements and the usability and stability of the core work flow: Search, explore search results and navigate to found matches. The result is available in the RSARTE 10 drop.
In the build and code generation area we have fixed an issue with Lint warnings that was triggered by an equality operator in generated code. We have also removed a validation check for lower bound port cardinality that did not make sense for UML-RT style models. So now less warnings when running the RSARTE code generator!
The project explorer has also been improved in the new drop: We now have an improved visualization of multiplicity values and a problem with unnecessary instance specification nodes have been resolved.
We also got some feedback on the installation instructions when using the Eclipse installer to script installation of RSARTE. As a result we have updated the installation document available at the RSARTE 10 release page. It now also contains an example setup file that can be used as a starting point for a customized automatic installation of RSARTE using the Eclipse installer.
More information about the changes can be found in the updated What's New presentation. New pages include 16-17 with project explorer improvements and and 20-21 for code generation changes.
The deliveries of sprint 2016.23 are now available for download. As usual we deliver both updated 9.1.2 CP1 and 10.0 versions. Both these versions are recommended for production use.
9.1.2 CP1 is in maintenance mode and only a few bugfixes have been done in this release. Note that the Included Changes page also mentions some other improvements, but these were actually present also in the previous 9.1.2 CP1 release (we reviewed our backlog in this sprint and found some bugs and enhancements which turned out to be already implemented).
For RSARTE 10 the following improvements are worth mentioning. Read more about them in the What's new presentation (page numbers within square brackets below):
-  The representation of guards in the Project Explorer was improved.
-  Template parameters are now supported by the RSARTE features that analyze references.
-  The C++ code generator now supports a class/capsule-scoped state entry operation.
-  An RSARTE User's Guide topic was added to the built-in help. It contains index pages to make it easier to navigate to the documentation on the RSARTE wiki. Also, a "Learning RSARTE" page was added with suggested reading for new users of RSARTE.
- [21-22] A new implementation of Search is now available as an experimental feature.
Our sprint 2016.20 has ended and as a result there are now two new versions available for RSARTE: 9.1.2 CP1 2016.20 and 10.0 2016.20. Both are recommended for production usage.
RSARTE 9.1.2 CP1 is now in maintenance mode and no new features have been implemented. The difference with the previous release is a few bug fixes.
For RSARTE 10.0 there were also many bug fixes and improvements in existing features. Among other things, the built-in help (a.k.a "online help") now contains 4 topics contributed by RSARTE. They contain technical documentation mainly intended for users who need to customize RSARTE. JavaDocs for public APIs and description of available extension points can be found there.