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Rational Rose for Java Developers - 4 versions?

 
Kevin Thompson
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The information within Rational Rose's website is not consistent. The main product page does not even include all of their various versions of products. At this point - it looks like there are 4 different versions/types of Rational Rose for Java Developers.
Do people here have any thought as to what is the best version to start with? Because the file sizes are HUGE, I need to make a decision prior to download. I have Windows XP - Home Edition.
Choice # 1: Rational Rose XDE
File Size: 400 MG and needs 4GB for a workarea!
Web site is here:
http://www.rational.com/products/xde/javaed/index.jsp
Choice # 2: Rational Rose 2002 Enterprise Edition (does NOT work on XP-Home Edition)
File Size: 264 MG
Web site is here:
http://www.rational.com/products/rose/rsds/renterprise_generic.jsp
My Comments: I tried to use this on XP-Home Edition - it does NOT work.
Choice # 3: Rational Rose Professional J Edition (does NOT work on XP - Home Edition)
File Size: 264 MG
Web site is here:
http://www.rational.com/products/rose/java/jprof.jsp
My Comments: I tried to use this on XP-Home Edition - it does NOT work.
Choice # 4: Rational Rose Modeler (does NOT work on XP - Home Edition)
File Size: 264 MG
Web site is here:
http://www.rational.com/products/rose/modeler/modeler.jsp
My Comments: I tried to use this on XP-Home Edition - it does NOT work.
thanks!
kevin
[ March 14, 2003: Message edited by: Kevin Thompson ]
 
noel angel
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I am familiar with the Rose products. For Java Programmers all you need is the Rose modeller with Java language. You can reverse engineer with this version as well as the next.
The enterprise edition has all of the other language support like C++, VB, Oracle, etc. I am a licensed owner of the Enterprise Edition. This is overkill.
The modeller edition has only Rose no support for round trip engineering in any language. This may be ok as well.
The XDE is a new development environment that includes Java but is more than the Java version listed first above.
Good luck.
 
Kevin Thompson
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noel - thanks for the information.
At this point, I have found that NONE of the Rose products will work on XP - Home Edition.
I tried Choice #2 thru Choice #4, and none of them worked.
I am not going to try Choice #1(the XDE product) because it could take 2-3 hours to download, and
considering that the first three did not work, it doesn't look like a worthwhile endevour.

So at this point - my next bet is one of the free UML tools.
Kevin
 
Kevin Thompson
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Actually, the more that I think about it, the inability to use the Rational Rose Products presents a huge problem.
It was my understanding, from reading people's comments about the SCEA deliverables, that they submitted the SCEA deliverables as HTML documents with the required class diagrams/sequence diagrams/collaboration diagrams as GIF or JPG images.
The only way I know of converting UML diagrams to GIF or JPG is to use the RoseGraph freeware, which only works with the Rational Rose Products.
So now I have no way to create GIF images. How do people overcome this situation?
Kevin
[ March 14, 2003: Message edited by: Kevin Thompson ]
 
Muhammad Faisal
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I have yet to start my preparations for this exam but can'nt you draw them in Microsoft Visio2000 and do copy past in some image tool and save it as gif or jpg. Just a sugguestion.
[ March 15, 2003: Message edited by: FAISAL RAFIQ ]
 
Bob Treacy
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I haven't used it a lot, yet, but Poseiden Community Edition 1.6 saves Diagrams as graphics- gif,jpg, others
 
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