[ANN][GOODIE] Dandelion 0.5 beta1 (XMI generation from Smalltalk)

Chris Becker chb99 at msn.com
Mon Apr 15 15:41:53 UTC 2002

Yeah, graph layout would make for some very interesting code! I have thought
about how it could work but haven't delved into the Dandelion nor Connectors
code. But I'd like to help in any way I can, even if it's just for testing.
I have some class hierarchies that I've been wanting to diagram anyway, and
Rational Rose is overkill so I haven't bothered using that.

As far as launching it, maybe it could be on the context menu in the
browser, like "diagram hierarchy" which opens a new window with the
generated diagram in it.

Heck, in the distance future (around the time that we have flying cars
:-) ), modifications to the diagram could directly change the class
hierarchy! But this is far more complicated, and honestly I'd be thrilled
just being able to generate a diagram.

Let me know what I can do to help, Ned. Thanks for your reply.


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Subject:	Re: [ANN][GOODIE] Dandelion 0.5 beta1 (XMI generation from

On Saturday 13 April 2002 07:41 pm, Chris Becker wrote:
> This is great!! Dandelion is a fantastic tool.
> Now if we could combine it with Ned's awesome connectors to
> generate diagrams directly in Squeak ...

It should be pretty easy to make a Dandelion outputter that spits out
Morphic class diagrams using my Connectors package.

You'd have to arrange the classes yourself, though, unless you want to
tackle graph layout (which I'd be glad to have...)

Ned Konz

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