Monday, June 18, 2007

Dia 0.96.1

Dia is an open source program designed for drawing diagrams, much like Microsoft Visio. However, it is a poor alternative to Visio, with an overly simplistic user interface and many of the problems that plague GIMP from becoming a viable substitute for Photoshop.

Don't worry, Dia is mature code and runs fast, though while fully functional, the lack of template drag and drop diagramming images makes design a bit of a hassle. It has a decent set of premade images, with support for UML diagrams, database design, etc. but not quite at the level of Visio.

Not recommended yet, but take a look. Hopefully the development team can continue to add features to make it competitive with Visio.

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