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Thanks, I'll open a new thread. Try and be less aggressive, it does wonders.

It's a mistake to read tone into written text.  English as a language is pretty global and some native speakers use very terse dialects.

Also there have been a rash of people resurrecting old threads in the last week, including one person resurrecting multiple on the same subject.  Which gets pretty annoying for the regulars.

Wouldn't it be preferable to resurrect old threads of the same issue than create a new one and clutter the fora?

No.  This is a user forum provided by Sparx for users.  You're complaining about a bug in the addins board not the Bugs and Issues board.  If you're complaining about the issue with version 9 like the originally poster you're using a version 5 major versions and about a decade back.  If you're not, you're being doubly as confusing.

6 years have passed, still no fix for this?

Please do not create zombie threads.  If you have an issue can you please create your own post.  Thanks.

Suggestions and Requests / Re: Low code development
« on: April 24, 2018, 08:21:02 am »
What does that mean?

General Board / Re: 14 RC - Still hass DPI issues
« on: April 24, 2018, 08:17:11 am »
Long time no post from skiwi. Looks like he gave up :-/

He hasn't logged in since October.  I was going to try and get hold of him in RL but I seem to have left all of his contact details in the email system of my last employer.  He also doesn't seem to be working where I though he did.

Thanks Nazim & Glassboy.
I'm looking to simply get control over the 'look & feel' of the Archimate3 shapes without disrupting anything else within the existing MDG. I am not in a position to invest in creating specific MDG for the business yet, just need things to 'look pretty' for stakeholders initially.

The "look and feel" is shape script over UML elements.  It's not the best shape script Sparx has produced and to do something about it you'd need to replace it completely.  A couple of posters here have produced their own ArchiMate 3 implementations for similar reasons.

General Board / Re: 14 RC - Still hass DPI issues
« on: April 23, 2018, 09:38:13 am »
You can choose to look at it that we have ignored the issue, or see that there have been real improvements.

Given the self indulgent pseudonym I very much doubt you'll get him to change his mind :-)

Sorry for my ignorance, I have only started to work with EA and would like to modify some of the Archimate 3 object layouts (i.e. display version, move label location, add options to display tagged values, etc on BusinessObject, etc).

What is the simplest approach to achieve this in EA 13.5?

You'll have to completely reimplement ArchiMate 3 as a new MDG with your own shapescript.  You'll also have to make sure everyone who uses it disables the in-built MDG.

General Board / Re: 14 RC - Still hass DPI issues
« on: April 23, 2018, 08:32:05 am »

Bugs and Issues / Re: Pro Cloud Server Installation
« on: April 20, 2018, 07:34:15 am »
Thanks for the help guys, we have now sorted this issue out.  It turns out that when installing 'Pro Cloud' onto a virtual machine in a domain the software needs domain Administrator rights when running the installation, not just local admin for some reason.  Not sure if this is unique to our system though.

That's not good.  That would be an automatic fail in quite a few organisations during a software evaluation.

General Board / Re: Glossary plural terms
« on: April 18, 2018, 09:59:35 am »
There is an important point underlying my question.  Here in the post-colonial world there is real offence taken over the abuse of indigenous languages.  The desire to just suck it and see from a former coloniser doesn't hold much appeal.

Now I know it was just another cheap shot against Sparx, but it's also a much bigger issue than just what is in the EA Glossary.  The authoritative source for the EA Glossary should be the organisations enterprise business glossary which should contain not only pluralisations but also synonyms.

Personally I'm glad Sparx is not committing any further evil by fooling around with something that needs to be done properly. 

General Board / Re: Glossary plural terms
« on: April 18, 2018, 07:48:08 am »
No. It has been discussed here a couple of years ago. Pluralization is not that trivial (for Sparx) and they are not willing to create a Pareto solution.

My dialect of English which has a large smattering of Polynesian loan words certainly has non-trivial pluralisation.  How would you propose this Pareto solution detected the source language of the word and applied the correct pluralisation scheme? 

General Board / Re: Importing model from Rhapsody to EA
« on: April 17, 2018, 07:07:30 am »

The same situation after 8 years. Nobody from IBM or Sparx Systems seems to be interested at all.,36106.msg244077.html

Please don't resurrect old threads.  If you have a question just ask it.

FYI Gartner has something called pace layering which describes three types of system.

I'd partially forgotten about that.  It's more a tool for getting management to understand different systems have different life cycle management requirements.  Not that I've ever really seen it work.

That's an interesting take.  My definition of a system of record is somewhat simpler, but the end result, I think, is close to yours.

I believe (without actual proof - but else why coin it?) that the term "System of Record" derives from the epithet "Newspaper of Record" - such as is/was applied to the Washington Post, the Times of London etc.  These newspapers are so designated because they are general purpose "and their editorial and news-gathering functions are considered comprehensive, professional and typically authoritative".  In addition, should one wish to access information about a past event, one can consult their archives and determine the "facts" at that point in time.  That is, they create factual records and retain them for later consultation.

There's a simple test for that proposition and the answer seems to be no :-)

From my point of view, a System of Record needs to be able to hold past data and how that data (or the understanding of that data) has evolved via any appropriate state episodes.  So far, this corresponds with your "capturing data about entities or events that relate to something the organisation has to do".

Now where I think I align with your view is that as the facts to be held (one could say the "editorial and news-gathering functions") need to change because the environment or context changes and the system doesn't change accordingly, it can no longer be accorded the epithet "System of Record", since it can no longer record the necessary facts.

How's that sound?  I'd like to come to a useful definition because I can then add it to our Ontological Model and use it to educate our modellers, architects and users.

In that it may only contain a subset or cause a perceptual problem (such as believing monotremes are no different than other mammals).

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