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This section is composed by:
  1. Multiple models consolidation
  2. TeamWork solutions
    1. Java Code synchronization
    2. Diagrams creation with no Java code
  3. Team work example using SVN inside Eclipse
EclipseUML is fully integrated with SVN and CVS Eclipse solutions.
You can also use EclipseUML with any other SCC tool but you will not be able to use the model compare feature before the commit.

It is important when you decide to start a project to select which team mode to use.
You can decide to work in a team by selecting :
It is not recommended to:

1. Multiple models approach limitations

You can model different pieces of the architecture and then just unify your models at the end of the modeling stage. This is an  easy way to work. Please note that the unify model is not incremental. It means that once models have been unified, then you can not not merge your single model with the unified model if you change it after.
The only solution is to unify again all models inside another single model. This is a static approach which is used if the modeling project is finished. You can also from this single unify model use team work for the second stage of modeling.
See multiple models inside a larger model in the picture below:




It is not possible to split java code between multiple models because each diagram use Java Id and create UML Id dynamically.
If you use java code, then your UML Ids will be different even for the same element used inside the same project name which makes no sense.
Java synchronization and multiple models are not therefore possible together.


2. TeamWork solutions

You first need to create a single project on SVN or CVS.
Then to ask each member of your team to use this server and commit any change they make.
Finally you need to define each member commit permissions at the server level and not to try to do this administration in the EclipseUML tool.

When working in a team you should consider two options with EclipseUML:

2.1 Java Code synchronization

If you use this live code and model option with your class or sequence diagrams then after each change you need to commit the following files:

2.2 Diagrams creation with no Java code


If you don't use the live code and model synchronization then after each change you need to commit the following files:

3. Team work example using SVN inside Eclipse


This is an example of using EclipseUML 2008 with SVN and Eclipse.
If you want for example to know what is the stage of your code compare with other commits.
Click on the Project inside the Package Explorer > Team > Show Resource History.



We see that Vladimir Varnica was the last to commit. You can now  decide to update our code and merge it inside our desktop.
Click in the SVN History view and select the latest commit > Update To.



If you want to commit our new usecase which has been added directly in the XMI using the XMI Editor on the server in order to make it available for the other team members.

1. You can decide to either select all the project > Team > Synchronize with Repository.



Compare the model using the XMI Editor > Open In Compare Editor.



Have a look at changes before committing.



2. or to click on the file inside the Package Explorer and select files to be committed > Team > Commit...





Omondo recommendation:
SVN and teamWork are great tools but never forget to activate your local History backup.
click on Window > Preferences > General > Workspace > Local History.



Click in the Package Explorer on the file > Compare With > Local History...




You can revert at any time each file of your Package Explorer.