Release Notes

This page provides information on the ShapeChange releases. An overview is provided first, followed by a list of detailed notes for each release. The list of currently known issues is available on GitHub.

Overview

The following table lists the official releases of ShapeChange together with additional information including dependencies.

 

ShapeChange Release Version Java Version(s) Tested EA Version(s)
NOTE A)
EA API included in distribution
NOTE B)
Comments
2.4.0 Java 1.8 EA 13.5 EA 13.5.1351
2.3.0 Java 1.6-1.8 EA 13.0 EA 12.0.1214
2.2.0 Java 1.6-1.8 EA 12.1 EA 12.0.1214  Execution of the UML to RDF/OWL target (based on ISO/IS 19150-2) requires Java 8 or higher (tested with Java 8).
2.1.0 Java 1.6-1.8 EA 12.0 EA 12.0.1214
2.0.1 Java 1.6-1.8 EA 11.0 EA 8.0 (?)

In this version of ShapeChange, execution of the ArcGIS target requires Java 1.6 or 1.7.

2.0.0 Java 1.6-1.7 EA 11.0 EA 8.0 (?)
  • NOTE A) This field specifies the versions of EA with which the given ShapeChange release has been developed and tested. The release will in most cases also work with other versions of EA (especially: versions prior to the specified version), because the EA API as well as the interfaces used by ShapeChange are often – but not always – backwards compatible. Versions of EA prior to 7.5 should not be used.
  • NOTE B) If you are using a different version of EA and experience issues when executing ShapeChange, you can try exchanging the eaapi.jar in the “lib” folder with the one provided by your version of EA (the .jar file can be found in “{EA installation directory}/Java API”). Make sure to rename your eaapi.jar to the one you wish to replace, otherwise ShapeChange-internal links to the jar (especially in the manifest of the ShapeChange JAR file) may be broken.

ShapeChange 2.4.0

22.11.2017

Overview

The list of changes in this milestone (enhancements, fixed bugs, etc.) is available at this link.

You may also want to review the search results for “2.4.0” on shapechange.net.

Future work

  • Enhance the SQL DDL target to create a database model in an EA repository, using the UML Data Modeling Profile.

ShapeChange 2.3.0

17.01.2017

Overview

The list of changes in this milestone (enhancements, fixed bugs, etc.) is available at this link.

Future work

  • Updates to SQL DDL target

ShapeChange 2.2.0

09.11.2016

Overview

  • Compute differences between two versions of an application schema and document them using HTML (link).
  • UML diagrams can now be added to frame-based HTML feature catalogues (link)
  • Updated ontology target (based on ISO/IS 19150) (link)
  • Added mechanism to semantically validate a ShapeChange configuration file (link)
  • Model transformations now validate constraints (e.g. OCL) (link)
  • New transformation for association classes (link)
  • New XSD encoding rule to allow absence of codelist codes when transforming OCL constraints that refer to actual code values (link)
  • Several bugfixes

Known issues

  • Unit testing of creating a docx feature catalogue that includes UML diagrams is disabled because the name and size of images created via the Enterprise Architect API are not stable.

Future work

  • Updates to ArcGIS target
  • Updates to SQL DDL target

ShapeChange 2.1.0

02.03.2016

Overview

  • Support for multiple stereotypes and multiple values per tag (tagged values / stereotype attributes)
    • Note: not all targets support this capability, by default the stereotype or value is used in these cases
  • The derivation of metadata about model elements, e.g. aliases/definition/description/codes/etc has been formalised (input descriptors)
    • Support for ISO 19109:2015 has been added, too, including multi-lingual support
  • New output target: Replication XML Schema – http://shapechange.net/targets/replication-xml-schema/
    • Note: this target is still marked as work in progress
  • ArcGIS Workspace target supports Java 8, but relies on the Java API provided by EA 12
  • Migration of code repository to GitHub
    • Factored out GSIP model implementation
  • Several bugfixes

Known issues

  • Unit testing of creating a docx feature catalogue that includes UML diagrams is disabled because the name and size of images created via the Enterprise Architect API are not stable.

Future work

  • Model diff as an HTML report
  • Inclusion of diagrams in frame-based HTML feature catalogues
  • Revision of ontology and JSON targets

ShapeChange 2.0.1

02.06.2015

Overview

This release contains a number of bug fixes and updates. Several transformations as well as another target (First Order Logic 2 Schematron) have been added as well.

Known issues

Same as for 2.0.0 release

In addition:

  • ArcGIS Workspace target: the target currently does not work correctly with Java 8; the next release will support Java 8 but will rely on the Java API provided by EA 12

Beta (ongoing testing)

Transformations:

Targets:

Future work

Same as for 2.0.0 release

ShapeChange 2.0.0

26.01.2015

Overview

Since the last release ShapeChange has been continuously extended to support a number of additional output targets as well as other capabilities important for model-driven implementations, especially model transformations.

Known issues

  • Unit testing of creating a docx feature catalogue that includes UML diagrams is disabled because the name and size of images created via the Enterprise Architect API are not stable.
  • Unit testing of the Profiler transformation is disabled because of an issue not yet fully understood (profiling result is correct, but the generated feature catalogue files do not always 100% match the reference files).

Known bugs

  • The test scripts (test.bat, test.sh) still use the ‘-SNAPSHOT’ suffix in the name of the ShapeChange jar file. The correct file name to use in the script is ShapeChange-2.0.0.jar. This will be fixed in the next release. In the meantime, you can manually update the file name in your local copy of the test script.

Beta (ongoing testing)

Future work

  • Unit tests for the ontology target
  • Unit tests for INSPIRE encoding rule
  • Unit tests for Schematron
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