VCG Graph Layout in DIA (Re: XML)

--- Lars Clausen <lrclause cs uiuc edu> wrote:
On Tue, 4 Feb 2003, James Michael DuPont wrote:

--- Lars Clausen <lrclause cs uiuc edu> wrote:
On Tue, 4 Feb 2003, James Michael DuPont wrote:

My biggest concern with the dotty program is that we are
non-free software. Creating a direct dependancy on a software
not compatible with the GPL. The software would have to be
with dia to use this feature. 

As long as Dia don't require dot to compile/run, there's no
interaction.  Having the ability to call out to dot when available
good thing.  

Would you consider also directly supporting the VCG tool?
it produces modest results, and is GPLEd. We need at least some
support for multiple graph file formats. The VcG layout algorithm
be directly embedded into Dia.

Certainly.  I wasn't aware of its existence.  Perhaps we can steal
autolayout for autorouting.

I posted an annouce to the list of the availibilty of the full source

Maybe you can test it? We need to work out a layout api
for passing graphs and and layouts back and forth :

for the past 8 years, the sources have been uglified, preventing full
gpl compliance and preventing full usage. After some emails and
convincing to the author, we have the patches to make it fully GPL
compliant. Thanks to Gregor Greve for lots of help with it. 

I have mentioned it on the list a many times,
but not really explaining the purpose or the meaning.
If you want to review what I have said about vcg here are some mails : gnome org/msg03870.html gnome org/msg04114.html

Here are some mails from other lists:


James Michael DuPont

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