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Handling of models (e.g. UML) in SCM


Tim Schumann (1464) | asked Nov 15 '07, 12:51 p.m.
Hi,
I wonder if there are any plans to make the Jazz SCM (in pariticular the compare and merge mechanisms) able to handle models (i.e. UML models) represented in EMF? So, I'm basically speaking of enabling collaborative work on models.
Right now, it seems like there's just the support for dealing with plain text files using pure text comparisons.

Or isn't this regarded as a "core functionality" and therefore left for "independent" plugin developments?

Many thanks,

--Tim

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Michael Valenta (3.6k3) | answered Nov 16 '07, 10:08 a.m.
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Tim,

Are you asking whether EMF based compare support will be delivered as
part of Jazz SCM? If so, then the answer is no. Jazz SCM makes use of
the Compare facilities provided by Eclipse. This allows model tooling to
plug in support for merging the models they own and Jazz SCM can make
use of them when they are plugged in. For example, the JDT plugs in the
Java merge viewer. Similarly IBM's RSA development tool plugs in a
sophisticated model merge viewer for merging UML diagrams. There is also
an EMF Compare Eclipse project but it is in its infancy. If Jazz SCM is
used in combination with any of these tools, you will get model
specific merge support.

Michael

tim.schumann wrote:
Hi,
I wonder if there are any plans to make the Jazz SCM (in pariticular
the compare and merge mechanisms) able to handle models (i.e. UML
models) represented in EMF? So, I'm basically speaking of enabling
collaborative work on models.
Right now, it seems like there's just the support for dealing with
plain text files using pure text comparisons.

Or isn't this regarded as a "core functionality" and
therefore left for "independent" plugin developments?

Many thanks,

--Tim

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