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-checkversion for an out-of-date version: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.