TextUML Toolkit 1.6 RC1 is now available! You can install it using the Marketplace Client or by pointing Eclipse to the update site:
If you find any problems installing this build, please let us know asap so it can be addressed before the final release.
Much of the work in this release went into improving the model building infrastructure to be even more notation agnostic. That work is still ongoing and should be completed in 1.7. But there were plenty of user-facing feature additions as well:
- preconditions on operations (2986923 and 3002571)
- support for a default notation (so file extensions can be optional) (2995372)
- support for implicitly applying profiles/stereotypes (so models are less verbose) (2981580)
- support for derived properties (2928428)
- support for initial values in properties (2115439)
- advanced features (closures, constraints) are now implemented using profiles instead of metamodel extensions (2933692)
In other news
The reason it took so long for a new TextUML Toolkit release to come about was that I have been busy working on AlphaSimple, which went on public beta today. AlphaSimple is an online tool for domain-driven prototyping that currently uses TextUML as modeling notation. Thus, AlphaSimple is also the driving force behind most of the changes that happened in the 1.6 cycle, and you can try them right away by starting a guest session and studying the example projects.