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Timing diagrams
« on: October 18, 2017, 02:44:08 am »
Hi all,


I'm looking at timing diagrams in 11.1. This is such a buggy heap of garbage I cannot in good conscience recommend my client use it -- and right now they're documenting timelines in PowerPoint.

I've looked at the version history, and for 1207 it says
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Timing diagram changes to Timeline properties have improved persistence
That's all, folks.

What does that even mean? Do they work now?

Have they stopped resizing by themselves and going crazy when you draw multiple messages to the same transition? Can you compress a time interval without the layout going berserk? Can you align message endpoints, or do you still have to pixel-push them around the diagram one by one?

And so on.

Anyone?


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Re: Timing diagrams
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 02:51:08 am »
Ha - turns out I was wrong. You don't actually have to draw multiple messages to the same transition for EA to forget transitions. It just drops them randomly in between closing and opening the diagram.

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Re: Timing diagrams
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 07:47:29 am »
Try to think Sparxish. That often helps to understand (guess, estimate, esper?)  how things are supposed to work. I still happen to use Earthling's thinking which simply fails in so many aspects when applied to EA.

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Re: Timing diagrams
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 07:24:19 pm »
Yeah.. Well I suppose "improved persistence" is a way of saying "fixed catastrophic bug that made timing diagrams unusable" but it's not very clear.

So: are transitions still lost after closing a diagram? Ever?

Is anybody out there using timing diagrams?


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Re: Timing diagrams
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 09:27:12 pm »
interesting.
"using timing diagrams", in what sense?
We used them back in the day, to sort out asynch comms conversations. But apart from, say, exploring possible (or improbable) scenarios I cannot really conceive a need for them?
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Re: Timing diagrams
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 09:37:06 pm »
I once used them but the number of times can be counted by the fingers of one hand. I got used to it after some time to create what I needed. But that's years ago and I'd have to start from scratch the next time.

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