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Bug 62397 - Request: Rational Rose file import/export
Request: Rational Rose file import/export
Product: dia
Classification: Other
Component: general
CVS head
Other All
: Low enhancement
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Assigned To: James Henstridge
James Henstridge
Depends on:
Reported: 2001-10-16 00:37 UTC by aaron
Modified: 2019-03-20 10:59 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: Unversioned Enhancement

Description aaron 2001-10-16 00:37:56 UTC
Users have requested import/export of rational rose files, if it is at all

See also my list of other GNOME feature requests at:
Comment 1 Cyrille Chépélov 2002-01-26 19:24:23 UTC
Are RR's file formats even documented ?
Comment 2 Alan Horkan 2002-06-11 20:07:56 UTC
A quick look on does not turn up any documentation

Last time i looked the Rational Rose File Format is text based and
looks a lot like Lisp/Scheme/etc with lots of (parenthesis and values)
(all over the place)

i will provide samples on request.  
if autodia actually worked i would be able to provide both dia and
rational rose documents generated from the same source code.  
Comment 3 Alan Horkan 2002-06-11 22:22:03 UTC
more stuff

Evaluation versions of Rational Software including Rational Rose
(win/unix/linux) can be found here
Rational Rose

i googled and found a Rational Rose MDL file 
(Rational uses .MDL model and .PTL petal files)
there are also gifs generated from the model.

I found this too
Conjectural Structure of Rational Rose mdl Files

Apparently Microsoft Visual Modeler (part of Visual Studio 6) can also
open .MDL files.  

Documentation of the Rational Rose Petal (.ptl) files

Comment 4 Alan Horkan 2002-06-14 18:02:34 UTC
is there more i can do to get this moved out of the Needinfo state?  I
would like to move this along, but not coding.  

I suggest the OS could be changed to all, maybe add HELPWANTED keyword.  
Comment 5 Elijah Newren 2002-11-08 05:45:28 UTC
Alan has responded, reopening.
Comment 6 Lars Clausen 2002-11-22 20:02:21 UTC
This could be an excellent addition, and not too hard to
get at least simple diagrams in.  Some info will obviously
be lost, simply because RR keeps different kinds of

Comment 7 Alan Horkan 2002-11-22 21:00:57 UTC
came up on mailing list

suggestions about using CrazyBeans to put something together.
Comment 8 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2019-03-20 10:59:17 UTC
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