Using UML in linux :)

Umbrello UML Modeller

Umbrello UML Modeller is a Unified Modelling Language diagram programme for KDE. UML allows you to create diagrams of software and other systems in a standard format. Is a standard program with almost all linux OS by default. Umbrello is part of KDE which means it comes with all GNU/Linux distributions.

Open Umbrello:

  1. run command
  2. Umbrello


  1. Download
  2. tar -jxvf umbrello-1.5.61.tar.bz2
  3. ./configure
  4. make
  5. make install
  6. umbrello
  7. handbook (how to use)

Violet UML

Violet is a UML editor with these benefits:

  • It is very easy to learn and use
  • It draws nice-looking class, sequence, state, object and use-case diagrams
  • It is completely free (includes source, distributed under the GNU General Public License)
  • It is cross-platform


  1. Download
  2. java -jar violet-version.jar


ArgoUML is the leading open source UML modeling tool and includes support for all standard UML 1.4 diagrams. It runs on any Java platform and is available in ten languages.


  1. Download
  2. tar -zxvf ArgoUML-0.24.tar.gz
  3. java -jar ArgoUML-0.24.jar


One thought on “Using UML in linux :)

  1. Alexandre de Pellegrin says:


    As Violet’s projet leader, I wanted to inform you that there is a newer release. Violet 0.20.0 offers new features as undo/redo support, activity diagram, a completely new user interface. It also can be started as an Eclipse plugi.

    Best regards,

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