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Time flies and it's already time for new RSARTE releases. Today we deliver two new versions: RSARTE 10.1 2017.40 for Eclipse Neon and RSARTE 10.2 2017.40 for Eclipse Oxygen. Note that RSARTE 10.2 is still experimental since there are some known issues with it.
This sprint started with a workshop in Moscow where the whole RSARTE development team got together for planning future RSARTE releases. Although this meant one week less of development time, we all agreed this was well spent time, to give everyone a common understanding of the direction in which RSARTE is heading.
The majority of the RSARTE development team
The following improvements made in this sprint are worth highlighting (references to the updated What's New presentation within brackets):
- A new command "Automatic Reference Fixup" was implemented and is available in the Refactor context menu of the Project Explorer. It makes it significantly easier to update large number of references that have become broken, for example due to refactorings. [p 36]
- The RSARTE EGit integration was updated for the latest EGit version (4.8.1) and included in the RSARTE 10.2 installation.
- An experimental version of BIRT (the Eclipse reporting project) is now included in the RSARTE 10.2 installation.
- Search now supports Eclipse linked resources (virtual folders).
We have now delivered another version of RSARTE 10.1 following the completion of sprint 2017.37. We also, for the first time, now deliver an experimental version of RSARTE 10.2 which is built for Eclipse Oxygen. It contains everything from RSARTE 10.1 with the notable exception of EGit, which we plan to include in the next release three weeks from now.
The following improvements are worth mentioning in this release (numbers in brackets refer to the updated What's New presentation):
- A new property is now supported by the model compiler in order to generate decode functions where the target parameter is declared as const. [p 42]
- More preferences supported by the classic builder are now also supported by the model compiler. Also, the Model Compiler preference page was reorganized to group related preference together. [p 39]
The RSARTE development team has now finalized the next version of RSARTE, 10.1 2017.34. In this sprint we have mostly been busy with introducing a new and modern IT infrastructure for our continuous delivery pipeline. But we also managed to squeeze in quite a bit of nice improvements in RSARTE as well (the numbers in brackets refer to the updated What's New presentation for the sprint):
- The Property Sets property page for C++ properties has been split into two separate property pages: C++ General and C++ Target RTS. We have also reorganized the C++ properties on these pages to make them easier to work with. Related properties are now grouped together, it's easier to get an overview of available properties, and properties are in many cases disabled when they are not applicable. [p 15]
- The EGit documentation was updated to make it up-to-date with EGit 4.6.1 and Eclipse Neon 3. [p 10]
- Moving the cursor around in the Documentation field of the Properties view using arrow keys, Home, End etc. now works in a more natural way for rich text comments.
- The model compiler now prints a warning if it detects that the same element is included in multiple TCs for the same build. [p 37]
- The model compiler now supports building external CDT projects. It delegates the generation of the necessary makefile to RSARTE through an HTTP call, in much the same way as the Compare/Merge server works. [p 40]
Another thing worth mentioning is that we now have started to work on a version of RSARTE that can be installed on Eclipse Oxygen. This work will continue in the upcoming sprint.
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Another RSARTE summer sprint has passed, this time it was extended to 6 weeks. RSARTE 10.1 2017.28 release is available for download here. Here is the list of main improvements that we made during this sprint (also available in the updated WhatsNew101.pdfView Details):
- We continue to improve Search functionality based on the user feedback. In particular, the performance problem and several improvements for the selection scope search. Another improvement is related to the progress bar for search operations which now reports actual progress of the running job so user can estimate completion time for long-running tasks.
- New warning mechanism was introduced to prevent possible model corruption. There are particular broken references which could not remain in the model after its loading and should be removed. Following save action on such models may potentially cause model corruption. Starting this sprint, there is special dialog warning users about removals that were done during loading. User also can control this behavior using special workspace preference "Save model resource with removed broken reference" available at UML Development -> Real Time -> Resource Resolution page.
- We keep working on the RSARTE support for the new TC file format (.tc.js). Now users have possibilities to convert .tc files to the new format (.tc.js) from RSARTE GUI using special context menu command "Convert to Java Script". This command is currently marked as "Experimental". Files in the new format are visible in the Project Explorer and have the same icon as usual transformation configuration files. It is possible to set such TCs as active, build and clean them. Take into account, that Build and Clean commands are Experimental and you should make sure that the Model Compiler is set as an active RSARTE builder.
- Model compiler now resolves macros defined in TargetRTS settings while printing file names for --list=TCs option
We encourage you to provide us feedback on the Experimental features and other new functionality.
RSARTE 10.1 2017.22 is now available for download. This release contains several improvements and bugfixes in various areas. Here are the most important ones (references to the updated What's New presentation are printed in brackets):
- A new dialog now warns you if you risk loosing unsaved changes in the Code editor when performing Undo/Redo. [p 25]
- Several new features are now available in the Find/Replace and Model Search dialogs: [p 26]
- Separate phrases (search for multiple words separately)
- Search in transformation configurations
- Search for stereotypes, keywords and native C/C++ types
- Search now finds "suffix matches", i.e. matches where the end of the text matches the search string. The highlighting of the matching string was also improved to make it easier to understand why a particular match is included in the search result.
- The model compiler and the classic builder now handles the situation when the top capsule is not specified in a better way (the error message is easier to understand).
- The model compiler now uses the same formatting for switch statements as the classic builder.
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The RSARTE 10.1 delivery of sprint 2017.19 is now available for download. As usual the release contains a mix of new features and bug fixes. Refer to the updated What's New presentation for more information about the new features (see referenced pages in brackets below):
- The search field can now be resized by means of a new preference. [p 26]
- It's now possible to start a new search from the search field, before the current one has run to completion. The search field is no longer disabled while the search is running, so at any time you can start a new search. [p 26]
- The tables in the Relationships property tabs can now be sorted by clicking on the column headers. This can for example be useful in order to find a relationship of a particular kind in case an element has lots of relationships. [p 17]
- When the Capsule Development viewpoint is active, the list of possible relationship types are now filtered in the Create Relationship dialog, so that only those types of relationships that are relevant in RT models are shown. [p 18]
- The format of the build information that can be generated by the model compiler was improved. [p 34]
Today we release a new version of RSARTE 10.1 that contains bug fixes and a few new features. Read more about the release in the updated What's New presentation (updated pages are referenced in brackets below).
- The usability of the search functionality was improved by providing horizontal scrolling in the Search view and mnemonics for widgets in the Find/Replace dialog (to allow using this dialog by means of the keyboard only).
- The Codan support, which in previous release was experimental, is now available as a regular (non-experimental) feature. 
- The Attributes and Operations tabs in the Properties view now contain a button for toggling the display of inherited members. 
- The Relationships tab in the Properties view can now show more relationships without need of vertical scrolling. 
- It's now possible to open the Code editor for a transition by double-clicking on the translation line label in a state chart diagram. 
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. [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.