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From "Barrie Treloar" <>
Subject Re: Maven Diagram Maker
Date Fri, 11 May 2007 21:08:04 GMT
On 5/11/07, Piotr Tabor <> wrote:
> I would like to provide two components: a graphical editor and a Maven
> plug-in.
> 'The Graphical Editor will offer live (WYSIWYG) preparation of a
> graphical presentation of the project by setting such properties as:
>      - Type and subset of data, we want to present,
>      - What part of the data is to be presented,
>      - The method of presenting of each type of diagram nodes (that is,
> what attributes of the item will be displayed), and the general 'style'
> of the presentation. I would like to provide UML-like design.
>     - The general layout algorithm
>     - The positions of selected locked nodes – which we want to put in a
> fixed area. All other nodes will be positioned automatically.
> The schema of the diagram created by the editor will be saved to an XML
> file.
> Additionally the editor may be used as a graphical browser (explorer) of
> chosen aspects of the project. The editor will use the Prefuse library
> (
> The Maven Plug-in (maven-graph-plugin) – will be using the XML file
> prepared by the Graphical Editor and the current state of project to
> prepare images in various graphic formats (JPG, TIFF, PNG and others
> supported by the Sun JAI library
> ( The
> plug-in will be able to prepare
> the HTML <map> tag for the picture too (to create an active area on web
> page containing the image). The resulting file will be ready  to use in
> the next Maven phases by Doxia or other documenting tool.

Does this mean we can export the graph of dependencies in a UML format?

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