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PlantUML : a free UML diagram generator

  1. Copyright 2009-2019, Arnaud Roques Project Info: http://plantuml.com

This file is part of PlantUML.

PlantUML is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

PlantUML distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.

Java is a trademark or registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Original Author: Arnaud Roques

PlantUML is an open-source component used to draw UML diagrams from their textual description.


This documentation will not describe the PlantUML language description. Please refer to PlantUML site for that.

Here, some information about how PlantUML is implemented will be provided to help the integration of PlantUML with other programs.

Unfortunatly, here, we have to raise a warning:

While PlantUML language description remains stable over version and follow ascending compatibility, the implementation of PlantUML changes very often over time.

So if you use classes described in this documentation, it’s very likely that you will have an issue someday, because thoses class may change without any notice. They could even be deleted.

It used to happen more often than you think over years, because we try to constantly improve the general design of PlantUML, and this imply a continuous refactoring.

The only exception is the net.sourceforge.plantuml package, that we will keep as stable as possible over time.