TOPCASED stands for Toolkit in OPen source for Critical Applications and SystEm Development. It is a system and software engineering workshop based on Eclipse. It aims to provide the tools required to go from requirements to the implementation stages. Focused on modeling development engineering, it includes several graphical editors (for ECORE, UML, SysML, SAM, AADL, and more), an OCL rules editor and checker, several code generators (SMUC, UML2C, UML2Java, UML2Python), a document generator, gPM (a ticket tracker), xHDL tools, Tramway (a requirements traceability framework), and more. External tools can be easily connected to the workshop through its API or models.
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This release mainly aims to refactor Topcased packages to make build and deployment easier (update site policy, for example, has evolved to improve the determinism of deployments). It also includes minor enhancements, like the replacement of the SAM-specific requirements manager with the new common one, preferences for TODO notes, and UML/SysML minor GUI improvements.
TOPCASED now includes a language agnostic (UML, SysML, SAM, ECORE, etc.) requirements manager. The performance of model authoring and verification have been improved. A major release of the document generator Gendoc is now available. The new concept of Channel, allowing one to build hierarchies of flows in system models, has been introduced in SAM. The usual big bunch of bugs were fixed.
This release contains a few critical fixes related to performance and deployment.
This version is based on Galileo (Eclipse 3.5). It contains a new mechanism to handle requirements (import, management), a read only mode between models, a generic transformation of elements, enhancement of the rich text editor, performance improvements, and new visibility options on UML properties and operations. Several bugs were fixed for the UML, SysML, and SAM editors.
This is a maintenance version for the 2.x branch. It contains mainly enhancements for the SAM Editor. It is based on Ganymède (Eclipse 3.4).