Template:Infobox Software ArgoUML is a UML diagramming application written in Java and released under the open source BSD License. By virtue of being a Java application, it is available on any platform supported by Java.

In 2003, ArgoUML won the Software Development Magazine's annual Readers' Choice Award in the "Design and Analysis Tools" category.[1]

ArgoUML does not yet completely implement the UML standard[2] and is lacking full support for some diagram types including sequence diagrams.[3] The release 0.24 was described as a bug fix release solving the most serious problems in version 0.22, for a total of 172 bug fixes.[4]

ArgoUML development has suffered from lack of manpower. "Undo" has been a perpetually requested feature since 2003.

Releases[edit | edit source]

Previous stable releases:

  • first published: April 1998
  • 0.7.0 (April 1999)
  • 0.8.1a (October 2000)
  • 0.10.1 (July 2002)
  • 0.12 (October 2002)
  • 0.14 (August 2003)
  • 0.16.1 (August 2004)
  • 0.18.1 (April 2005)
  • 0.20 (February 2006)
  • 0.22 (August 2006)
  • 0.24 (February 2007, current)

Features[edit | edit source]

New features since v0.20:

  • Critics browser improvements.
  • Show text edit boxes (for Associations etc.) when selected.
  • Support for DataTypes, Stereotypes and Enumerations on the diagram.
  • Clear grid selection and snap.
  • Support for CallStates, ObjectFlowStates.
  • Allow drawing Statechart diagrams without selecting a class first.
  • UML 1.4 – Enhanced extensibility features of UML 1.4.
  • AndroMDA compatibility.
  • Quality – Hundreds of bugs have been fixed.
  • Most functions now support multiple selection of model elements.
  • Drag and drop from the explorer tree into the diagram and within the explorer tree.

Other features:

  • All 9 UML 1.4 diagrams supported.
  • Closely follows the UML standard.
  • Platform independent – Java 1.5+.
  • Click and Go! with Java Web Start (no setup required, starts from your web browser).
  • Standard UML 1.4 Metamodel.
  • XMI support.
  • Export diagrams as GIF, PNG, PS, EPS, PGML and SVG.
  • Available in ten languages: EN, EN-GB, DE, ES, IT, RU, FR, NB, PT, ZH.
  • Advanced diagram editing and zoom.
  • Built-in design critics provide unobtrusive review of design and suggestions for improvements.
  • Extensible modules interface.
  • OCL support.
  • Forward Engineering (code generation supports C++ and C#, Java, PHP4, PHP5, Python, Ruby and, with less mature modules, Ada, Delphi and SQL).
  • Reverse Engineering / JAR/class file import.
  • Cognitive support
    • Reflection-in-action
      • Design Critics.
      • Corrective automations (partially implemented).
      • "To Do" list.
      • User model (partially implemented).
    • Opportunistic design
      • "To Do" list.
      • Checklists.
    • Comprehension and Problem Solving
      • Explorer perspectives.
      • Multiple, overlapping views.

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • No undo feature.
  • Sequence diagrams do not function very well.
  • No support for UML 2.x

See also[edit | edit source]

  • List of UML tools.
  • Poseidon for UML – a commercial descendant of ArgoUML.
  • ATL – an open source QVT language able to transform UML models produced by Argo/Poseidon.
  • StarUML – StarUML is an open source project to develop for the UML/MDA platform running on Win32 platform.
  • OpenBlueLab – an open source ERP that use ArgoUML to create directly the portal configured by use case diagram and class diagram.
  • OMF OpenBlueLab Modeling Framework – a subproject of OpenBlueLab that permits the transformation ArgoUML files into an ECORE file (for class diagrams) and into a file which conforms to our meta-model (for use case diagrams). The goal is to convert ArgoUML files to a specific format compatible with TopCased.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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