UML Plugin History
Initial code was written in C++ and later ported as module to NetBeans, it's one of the reasons for hard support, because ported code may contain reflection usage, variable names are not good sometimes etc.
Supported UML version may not be clear 2.0 as initial code was written when UML specification was under development and some part may be based on previous UML version.
Latest changes in UML were in storage and drawing areas, NB UML uses own file format and uses NB Visual Library for diagram drawing as these were late changes some older functionality wasn't migrated (limited number of supported diagrams and no good layout functionality etc.)
For those that this is the first time using Mercurial, me being the first on the list, here's a tutorial link:
And link to the help:
Running the Plugin
To run the plugin just right click on the uml-community suite within the IDE and press Run. All the set up is already in the sources. There's nothing to configure.
UML support consists of the following NB modules (projects) in repository: all uml.*, antlr with uml.kit being the root. Most modules have meaningful names.
As UML uses own (relatively old) and may be a bit customized antlr and uml.dom4jlib modules there are possible conflicts with the same libraries in user filesystem (some issues were reported before, usually resolved by removal of user dom4j/antlr)
uml.requirements* and uml.designpattern may be obsolete (could be removed if impossible to stabilize)
UML Design Center
Related to design center panel and support for design patterns in NB UML (patterns themselves are located in UML Core)
UML Doc Control
Related to Documentation Window panel support (elements documentation with formatting)
UML Drawing area
Main module for diagram drawing area base functionality
Represent UML as a NetBeans project
Samples integrated to New Project wizard Samples section
UML Web report
Related to export UML project in Javadoc style HTML format. Was refactored to just “Report” everywhere except module name
Base widgets for creation of diagram elements, more specific widgets implementations are in UML Diagrams module
Support for specific UML diagrams (special elements, actions... )