UMBrello KDE UML Diagram Creator

Written by James McDonald

August 1, 2012

Update: Not a fan of Umbrello has a lot of features for UML but too many functionality gotcha’s and bugs (from a user stand point I can’t comment on it’s UML implementation because I’m a newb on UML)

I ran into the can’t a Anchor a Note to an Activity with error “Incorrect use of associations”. I tried installing it under Debian 6.x but even with the downgrade of Fedora 17’s version 2.8.4 to Debians version 2.4.5 of Umbrello it’s still wouldn’t do it while drawing an Activity Diagram (and this is despite the Umbrello Handbook showing a working example).

So I failed back to Dia which suprisingly had all the shapes and connectors required to do what I was trying for. The end result was pretty good.

I’m interested in doing flow charts (which UML calls Activity Diagrams) but ultimately modelling complex programming behaviours with an eye to coding more logically.

Just installed Umbrello and discovered I had no icons on my menu buttons


I don’t know if this is the right thing to do to fix it but it worked for me:

yum install kdesdk

Icons are back.

1 Comment

  1. me

    you only need to install oxygen-icon-theme to get the icons….


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like…

Toggen builds a new website

So I have built and hosted a new website for Roger Clark Pest Management they are a family owned and operated Pest...


Just downloaded WizTree (not a sponsor) from It seems to do what it says on the tin which is...

Scam call from “Telstra”

Just had a call from a man with a sub-continental accent from caller ID 0734946596 Told me there was problem with my...