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Release Digest: General, March 25, 2004

Mar 26, 2004, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

XPde 0.5

The Window Manager XPde has just released version 0.5 of their desktop environment which features a complete code rewrite and improved theme. The Desktop Environment strives to clone the look and included applications of Microsoft Windows XP. A screenshot of the new version can be seen here

mathStatica 1.5 for Linux

[ Thanks to Colin for this link. ]

mathStatica 1.5 is now shipping. The award winning mathStatica software is designed to solve the algebraic/symbolic problems that are of primary interest in mathematical statistics. It does so by building upon the symbolic computational power of Mathematica to create a sophisticated toolset specially designed for doing mathematical statistics. In Version 1.5, the core components of mathStatica have all been meticulously revised, updated, polished and optimised to provide full support for Mathematica 5.

MagicDraw UML 7.5

[ Thanks to Saulius Zukauskas for this link. ]

No Magic is pleased to announce the release of our new MagicDraw UML Version 7.5

MagicDraw Version 7.5 is the first UML tool in the Industry with embedded support for use case specifications. MagicDraw's new reporting functionality features RTF and PDF templates for SDD and UCS (Software Design Document and Use Case Specification). This feature shortens the requirements phase as it allows the analyst to quickly produce comprehensive professional documentation, and lowers documentation maintenance costs throughout the entire project life-cycle.

Users of this latest version of MagicDraw now enjoy an overall increase in performance of 100%. The MagicDraw Teamwork Server Architecture is also improved in this latest release resulting in significant performance increases for the Teamwork Server as well.

Version 7.5 also offers a free MagicDraw Community Edition for class diagrams, allowing all developers to do unlimited class diagram design with MagicDraw - whether they have purchased the tool or not.

What's New in version 7.5

  • Performance increase up to 100% in MagicDraw's client and Teamwork Server.
  • New reporting mechanism. RTF and PDF templates for SDD and UCS (Software Design Document and Use Case Specification).
  • XMI 1.2 support. Save, load, import, and export using the XMI 1.2 file format. XMI 1.1 and XMI 1.0 save, load and import are also supported.
  • Easy MagicDraw installation for Mac OS X (10.3 or above). Download MagicDraw Mac OS X Disk Image file, mount it, and install MagicDraw by dropping launcher to the Applications folder (or somewhere else).
  • Custom diagrams and custom diagram element styles for UML profiles.
  • Better UML profiling and extending abilities.
  • Easier migration to the new version releases. After an auto-update, your previous program settings are retained. In addition, auto-update is available for floating licenses and teamwork servers.
  • Ability to specify use case properties as defined by RUP. Ready to use UCS can be produced from MagicDraw models.
  • Stamp on printouts and diagram window indicating user name, company, and other properties.
  • New GUI library - JIDE allows better management of browser windows and other graphical controls.
  • Floating License checkout. No longer a need for a constant connection to the Floating Server, just check out a floating license and hit the road.
  • UML profiles for Struts Framework, Use Case Description, C#, Schedulability, Performance and Time Specification.
  • And more. To see all new features go to www.magicdraw.com