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RE: (FC-Devel) Have You Looked at The Dia Project?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Duska [mailto:jeff@duska.com]
> Sent: donderdag 10 februari 2000 3:18
> To: freecase-devel@seul.org
> Subject: RE: (FC-Devel) Have You Looked at The Dia Project?
> Sensitivity: Confidential
> snip ...
> ----
> I can understand your worries. I know it's an amazing bunch 
> of work. The
> problem is that you have to build a solid foundation first 
> (=repository)
> before you can make any clients work (they can be developed 
> in parallel for
> a graet deal, but that's another story). Creating one big app 
> is probably
> not the solution in this case ('cause that's what's happening 
> when you drop
> CORBA until 1.0). The advantage of using CORBA in this case is that we
> already have a strict interface to talk to.
> ----
> This is true, but it also makes it a heck of a lot harder to 
> develop. As
> such it limits who can help. I guess that there aren't that many CORBA
> developer just dying to help out. It just seemed to me that 
> there has to be
> a simpler way. You guy know the enviroment better than I do.

An API conform the CORBA API would be a reasonable solution for now, then.

I have the idea that createing the repository it not about much coding, it's about much thinking. The model is already there... I've done some stuff extracting the model from the Rose .mdl file and create a datastructure containing enough information based on that. I have to write it to a easier parseable format that MDL. That should make it more easy to create interfaces for any language.

What's the prefered language anyway?

Did anybody look at the UML stuff at http://nsuml.sourceforge.net?

> >> I wish I could help, but right now I feel this project is way
> >> over my head.
> >> I barely know what UML standards for let alone how to create
> >> a CASE tool.
> >> Plus, I'm off to work on my Visual Python stuff.
> I still agree that this project is way over my head. Wish I could
> help...maybe when thinks pick up I could do some documenation.
> > Damn. I wish I had my own computer here... This sounds like 
> a challange to
> me ;-).
> I guess I don't understand what I said sound like a challege. 
> I am trying to
> come up with an idea for a Visual Python system.
> But, that is not a topic for this group.

It's more that I though about coming up with something working, just to change your mind ;).