Chapter 2. Editions

Table of Contents

1. Community Edition
2. Standard Edition
3. Professional Edition
4. Embedded Edition
5. Edition Comparison

Poseidon for UML is delivered in different editions. This section gives a rough overview of the editions so that you may decide which of these is most appropriate for you.

Poseidon for UML is directly based on ArgoUML (version 0.8) and you will find that what is described here closely resembles ArgoUML. However, Poseidon for UML is more mature, provides additional features, and is more stable. It is intended for daily work in commercial and professional environments. ArgoUML, on the other hand, is open source and lends itself to research, study of architectures, and extensibility. If you want to get your hands on the code and help advance the open source project, we greatly encourage you to do so. In that case, we recommend you to turn to the web site www.argouml.org.

Poseidon for UML is released in Versions as well as in Editions. All Editions are based on the same source base and therefore carry the same version number. New versions are released a couple of times per year. This document refers to version 5.x, although most of the information is relevant for versions 2.0 and later.

The Editions offer different features and come with different levels of support.