PlantUML Pleasantness: Check If PlantUML Is Up to Date
When it comes to version control, it's important to be certain that your checking program is up-to-date. With PlantUML, it's easy to tell whether or not there's a new version available.
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With the command line option
-checkversion, we can see if we have the latest PlantUML version. The command prints to the console our current PlantUML version and latest version that is available. Inside a PlantUML definition, we can use the command
checkversion and generate, for example, a PNG image with information about our PlantUML version and the latest version that can be downloaded.
First, we use the command line option
-checkversion for an out-of-date version:
$ plantuml -checkversion PlantUML version 8048 (Thu Sep 29 19:04:02 CEST 2016) Last available version for download : 8051 A newer version is available for download. $
We update our PlantUML and run the command again:
$ plantuml -checkversion PlantUML version 8051 (Thu Dec 01 18:52:05 CET 2016) Last available version for download : 8051 Your version is up to date. $
Now, we use a PlantUML definition so we can generate a graphical representation of the information.
@startuml checkversion @enduml
First, we use the older version of PlantUML to generate a PNG image:
Next, we use the latest version that is available:
Written with PlantUML 8051.
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