The ProR tool already made an impact, both as the reference implementation of the ReqIF standard, and as an important puzzle piece for Eclipse-based Systems Engineering.  But we also know that there is still some work to be done, before ProR becomes fit for industrial use.  For this, we need your help.  Read on to learn how you can tell us what’s keeping you from using ProR in production. But before that, we’d like to point out another change:

Newsletter Changes

But before talking about ProR, you may have noticed some changes in the appearance of the newsletter.  First, we used to have two newsletter categories (for requirements and formal methods), which we now unified into one.  Second, we switched to a provider to fulfill the newsletter delivery.  We hope you like the changes and the new appearance.  Of course, you can still receive the content via our RSS feed.

What’s Keeping You from Using ProR in Production?

To help you answer this question, so that we can get ProR to a point where it is truly useful, we set up an online forum where you can suggest new features and vote on feature requests.  In particular, please use the vote option to indicate what you would like to see implemented next.  Visit the Forum >>

There is also a community area, where you can engage with other users and ask questions.

We set this forum up specifically for the ProR Essentials, the free extensions to ProR.  In case you don’t know, the Eclipse RMF project has its own forum.  But don’t worry about posting on the “wrong” forum – we’ll monitor all of them.

Last, you’ll also see the option to submit requests – this is intended for bug reports and the like.  Again, this is intended for our free Essentials, the Eclipse RMF project has its own bug tracker.  Again, we monitor both and make sure that your concern will be recorded in the right place.

Like ProR? Then Google-Plus it!

If you like ProR and the Requirements Modeling Project, then you can help us with a single click by recommending us on google+.  Visibility helps us to reach more users – and ultimately customers who are co-financing the development of the open source components.  And while we’re at it, we are currently in the process of updating the Eclipse RMF Website.  We hope you like the new look, and welcome feedback.  You can google+ us directly on the website, too, with the button in the upper right.

Meet us at ReConf 2014 in Munich

Last, ReConf, the biggest European conference on Requirements Engineering, is coming up in March.  Michael Jastram has been a regular speaker there since 20xx, and will talk about ProR this year in the talk ReqIF als Dreh- und Angelpunkt für Eclipse-basierte Systementwicklung (ReqIF as pivot point for Eclipse-based systems engineering).  A matching article is currently available in the special edition of the German magazine iX Developer Embedded Software.

If you plan on visiting ReConf but haven’t booked, yet, then you can get a 7% discount by using Promocode HS_RW_290107.

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