At 2010-10-13 06:48, Octavio Alvarez wrote:
On Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:29:11 -0700,
<paul hermeneutic gmail com> wrote:
Has anyone suggested the possibility of
Dia becoming a diagramming
tool in LibreOffice?
It would take a lot of work, but Dia could at least provide a
Would this be a welcomed opportunity or something to be avoided?
I'm no authority on programming or whatsoever, but, as a user, I'd
prefer ways for both programs to be integrated with one another.
Thinking on making Dia part of LibreOffice implies that every
non-existing tool in LibreOffice that needs to interact with LO in
some way, to become part of the suit (read: Project Manager,
I'd rather have all of them integrate with the current desktop,
have them all interact and share information with a nice,
consistent and integrating interface.
That would probably be hard to do as OOo is more Java oriented and
to replace Draw more exporting tools should be made. Also I think
Draw is a bit more user friendly, but then again it doesn't
compare with the amount of shapes Dia has. Especially with more
complicated ones like those for UML.
What would be the benefit? Well I think the main benefit for users
would be that they could edit diagrams inside the Writer (if Dia
would be properly integrated). Plus diagrams could be vector and
scale better for different uses.