Here is my short experience with installation of UML, community edition on Linux box.
I downloaded what seems to be the only version of installer available - enterprise - even though I expected to be able to choose community edition.
I started installer and it asked to install a bunch of products/options trying to confuse me…
Well, been there - I selected most reasonable options (community edition + Eclipse + DB) and ended up having to enter a location of eclipse… 2 times! Ok, I selected “get from internet” and expected that it’d get one copy and use it. Not so, it actually started to download 2 exact same copies, each over 90mb. Ok, waited long and done it … only to find out that there are other errors including an option to set links … in /usr/bin ??? I AM A USER, not ROOT on this system, come on! I would not expect root to be an installer user.
Abandoned this installation altogether
Still want to try - cannot resist the urge, so:
I started as ROOT (!!! big mistake, I know, but I want to get started somehow anyway), asked to install ONLY UML (just one checkbox), installed Community edition (do not want to mess up with the trial versions and such)… and found out that I do not see ANY runnable links to any part of the installed program .
Ok, been there too, so:
Looked into the dir structure and found out there are some launcher scripts (well, they ARE EXECUTALBE, good enough) and launched what seemed to be the regular, bare bone version: run_vpuml. And IT started ! Well, I though, I can now enjoy the world of UML.
Not so fast.
It asked for the key. Been there too. Looked at e-mail guess what - key is there… for the trial version of Enterprise ???
How come? I have not asked for that.
Anyway, better have it than not, so used the key - worked! Fine!
Still being a bit concerned about 1 month trial and wanting to have a good promised Community edition for life (?, who knows) I clicked here and there and guess what - it actually opened a site page with the way to get a key. Followed all instructions (logged onto, …) and… still waiting for the key to arrive to my mail box.
So much for starters.
Ok guys, I am not really a whiner and really hate to complain, but this time I cannot give more than 3 out of 5 for the initial experience with the product. And all I wanted is to get familiar with the best product out there! I hope you will take into account my experience and make it a bit easier for the new user to start. Or you will get bunch of people turned away just because of these blemishes.
Well, not me.
And I am really hoping to get my issue with installation resolved, so:
- Can I get a REAL Community Edition key (not limited trial version) ?
Well, this is all I want for now.
P.S. Sorry for any misspells or grammar