Debian Bug report logs - #570523
RFP: dunnart -- constraint-based diagram editor

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>

Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 15:18:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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From: Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFP: dunnart -- constraint-based diagram editor
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 15:16:18 +0000
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : dunnart
  Version         : 0.17
  Upstream Author : Michael Wybrow
* URL             : http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~mwybrow/dunnart/
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: ?
  Description     : constraint-based diagram editor

Dunnart is a prototype constraint-based diagram editor. It includes
standard diagram editing capabilities, as well as advanced features such
as constraint-based geometric placement tools (alignment, distribution,
separation, non-overlap, and page containment), automatic
object-avoiding poly-line connector routing, and continuous network
layout.

The concept behind Dunnart is to use constraint-based methods to free
users from manually maintaining relationships within their diagrams.
These could include geometric relationships, non-overlap,
object-avoiding connector routes or graph layout. In Dunnart, the user
can define these features of their layout and they will be automatically
maintained throughout further editing. The user can override or alter
these relationships at any time

Development of this prototype version of Dunnart has ceased. The code is
currently being cleaned up and ported to the Qt GUI toolkit. Dunnart v2
will reappear in the near future as an open source project, licenced
under the GPL.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers hardy-updates
  APT policy: (600, 'hardy-updates'), (600, 'hardy-security'), (600, 'hardy'), (400, 'hardy-backports')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-24-openvz (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=pl_PL.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=pl_PL.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash




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From: Peter Moulder <Peter.Moulder@infotech.monash.edu.au>
To: 570523@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Not yet available
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 16:05:01 +1000
The 0.17 version is just a prototype, whose README.txt
says “The source code for Dunnart is not currently available”.

It is expected to be rewritten in GPL'd form (with Qt instead of the current
custom toolkit on SDL); and it's hoped that there'll be something released but
not usable around mid-year, and something usable by the end of the year.


(In the meantime, anyone looking for similar software might look at the software
 mentioned at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dia_(software)#See_also.
 Note too that some parts of Dunnart (connector routing, removing node overlap)
 have already been added to Inkscape.)


Programming language:

  The programming language for 0.17 is C++, and presumably the redeveloped
  version is too.

  I see that the source tree includes some software called Cider (a sort of yacc
  for parsing diagrams instead of text files) written in Java, though I don't
  know offhand whether Dunnart currently uses that, or whether that was for
  some other experiment that just happened to use the Dunnart canvas.


pjrm.




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