BoUML: A usable UML editor for LinuxPosted: February 10, 2011
In Linux finding a decent UML application has been quite a difficult task, but after working with BoUML for quite some time I can say this tool, although not without its quircks, certainly meets my acceptance criteria .
BoUML, though a little bit unintuitive at first, is quite easy to use. Unlike most UML applications, this one workes closer to a CASE tool, so everything will have to be organized in packages. As a quickstart, create a class view and a class diagram inside that one, but you should really check the official manual. It’ll save you a lot of grief, trust me.
On the downside, BoUML is not quite so good for free-style UML, so making a collaboration diagram with network symbols is impossible. I can live with that, Dia is a nice complement for free-style diagrams (it does work… though the result is uglier than an the dog at the end of this post).
 WTF after so many years of really bad applications my “acceptance criteria” has fallen so low that “stable” almost equals “good”…