Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Gaphor 0.15.0 Beta

Gaphor, the UML modeling tool written in Python, has a new release available. The 0.15.0 beta release has many enhancements and features but there are two notable fixes that make this beta release a worthwhile upgrade from the latest stable release.

The latest stable Gaphor release introduced an element editor dialog. This dialog was a nice enhancement because it freed up more space for the diagram canvas. However, it was painful to use if you have multiple desktop windows open. Trying to switch between windows was a hassle. This has been fixed by making the element editor a modal dialog that is part of the main Gaphor window.

Another huge improvement was made in the element editor dialog. It can now be re-sized. This doesn't sound like a big deal but if you wanted to work with a large class that has dozens of attributes and methods, you simply could not do it. Now you can.