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From Emmanuel Venisse <emmanuel.veni...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Continuum architecture management
Date Thu, 25 Jun 2009 16:05:08 GMT
It is a good thing to analyze the architecture and if possible to automated
it.

other tools are:
- Latttix but it seems to be very poor
- xdepend, this tool seems to be very good but I'm not sure it generate
architecture diagram

We can get a free license for each of them.
Emmanuel

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 5:14 PM, Wendy Smoak <wsmoak@gmail.com> wrote:

> Since we're talking about making architectural changes, I wonder how
> close we really are to the "now" diagram on
> http://continuum.apache.org/ref/1.4.0-SNAPSHOT/architecture.html ?
>
> I tried looking at Continuum with Structure101 late last year, but
> didn't get very far because the packages are still split between
> org.apache.maven.continuum and org.apache.continuum.  What I _could_
> see tells me that we have a some dependencies between modules that
> really shouldn't be allowed to talk to each other. :)
>
> Recently I've been trying this again with SonarJ, which the nice folks
> at Hello2morrow have provided a license for.  With this tool, you
> define your own layers and  rules about which layers are allowed to
> communicate, and then it shows you where the dependencies are.
>
> I would really like to define the new architecture and use automated
> tools to make sure we adhere to it (or at least know when we aren't).
>
> Thoughts on this in general?  Any other tools we should evaluate?
>
> --
> Wendy
>

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