Suggest to me a tool for line drawing - Slackware

This is a discussion on Suggest to me a tool for line drawing - Slackware ; Mark Madsen wrote: > > It's in my KDE menu under Office - More applications. And it'll export > as PNG. Did someone else mention it and I missed the post, or did no-one > know it was there? It ...

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  1. Re: Suggest to me a tool for line drawing

    Mark Madsen wrote:
    >
    > It's in my KDE menu under Office - More applications. And it'll export
    > as PNG. Did someone else mention it and I missed the post, or did no-one
    > know it was there? It was certainly a surprise to me, guess I need to
    > keep up with Koffice better.


    Same here - I didn't even think to mention Karbon14 even though I had
    recently discovered it, and plan on seeing how it works for some real
    work. I need to occasionally start up into KDE just so I can see what
    is available via the menu options (and add them to my window manager).

    I have a book I'm outlining (getting ready to start writing), that will have
    a good number of equations and graphics. It will be either OpenOffice or
    KOffice - depending on which handles equation writing better. I haven't used
    OpenOffice in a bit - being on dialup, I need to get around to ordering it from
    cheapbytes.com.

    - Kurt

  2. Re: Suggest to me a tool for line drawing

    ~kurt wrote:
    > I have a book I'm outlining (getting ready to start writing), that will have
    > a good number of equations and graphics. It will be either OpenOffice or
    > KOffice - depending on which handles equation writing better.


    have you considered LaTeX? AFAIK still beats other tools for equations
    hands down...


    --
    Joost Kremers joostkremers@yahoo.com
    Selbst in die Unterwelt dringt durch Spalten Licht
    EN:SiS(9)

  3. Re: Suggest to me a tool for line drawing

    On Sun, 21 Sep 2008 18:53:33 +0000, Joost Kremers wrote:

    > ~kurt wrote:
    >> I have a book I'm outlining (getting ready to start writing), that will
    >> have a good number of equations and graphics. It will be either
    >> OpenOffice or KOffice - depending on which handles equation writing
    >> better.

    >
    > have you considered LaTeX? AFAIK still beats other tools for equations
    > hands down...


    That's an excellent suggestion. And I speak from experience. I wrote
    this entirely in LaTeX:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dynamic-Cosm...n-Mathematics/
    dp/0412623005/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207373928&sr=8-1

    I have to say, if I had had to write it in Openoffice or Koffice (or,
    perish the thought, Word!) I would have gone starkly insane. Composing a
    single equation by hand is a bearable pain if it doesn't happen too
    often, but LaTeX is the only thing that permits one to actually type
    equations flowingly.

    On topic for the thread, I used Xfig to do the diagrams, and exported
    everything as .EPS for use by LaTeX.

    Also, I did all of that book using Emacs, but now I suspect LyX would
    make the experience more pleasant, not to mention a lot closer to WYSIWYG.

  4. Re: Suggest to me a tool for line drawing

    Mark Madsen wrote:
    > On topic for the thread, I used Xfig to do the diagrams, and exported
    > everything as .EPS for use by LaTeX.


    i use pstricks (in particular, one extension package for pstricks) a lot.
    not for diagrams, though, but for syntax trees (being a linguist...)

    > Also, I did all of that book using Emacs, but now I suspect LyX would
    > make the experience more pleasant, not to mention a lot closer to WYSIWYG.


    when i started with LaTeX, i also tried LyX, but found that it couldn't
    handle the specialised linguistics packages that i use, so i would still be
    looking at the LaTeX code.

    nowadays, i use emacs+auctex. auctex provides an extremely slick (La)TeX
    editing environment, and contains preview-latex and tex-fold-mode, which
    together give me all the WYSIWYG i need. preview-latex transforms LaTeX
    code for equations, diagrams and essentially anything else you want into
    images and inserts them in the buffer, hiding the actual code.
    tex-fold-mode hides LaTeX commands in the buffer and replaces them with
    some special indicator (e.g. * for \item, [fn] for footnotes, [r] for \ref,
    etc), or one of the command's arguments. this makes the text you're writing
    very readable in emacs, without being constantly distracted by the LaTeX
    code.

    i've also integrated my bibtex databases into emacs ()
    which makes references and bibliography a breeze.


    --
    Joost Kremers joostkremers@yahoo.com
    Selbst in die Unterwelt dringt durch Spalten Licht
    EN:SiS(9)

  5. Re: Suggest to me a tool for line drawing

    Jim Diamond wrote:


    > I wrote a script which downloads slackbuild scripts and sees what
    > source they need, downloads that and runs the whole process. Running
    > that script on the slackbuilds
    > boost gc libsigcxx glibmm cairomm gtkmm inkscape
    > creates a working inkscape on Slack 12.1. (Well, to be more accurate
    > I should say it did a couple of months ago, I haven't tried it this
    > month.)
    >


    To be fair, perhaps I did do that.

    Good tool, I'll have to try it - if you've made it public.

    Sounds a bit like Slacktoo or is it Gentware? ;-)

    Pete

    --
    http://www.petezilla.co.uk

  6. Re: Suggest to me a tool for line drawing

    Joost Kremers wrote:

    > have you considered LaTeX? AFAIK still beats other tools for equations
    > hands down...


    I know very little about it - have only heard complaints from the people
    I know who used it ages ago to write their research papers. I guess I'm
    a bit spoiled from my experience with Word Perfect 5.0 ages ago, and the
    MS Equation writer I have to use at work for documentation now days (have
    to use it because that is all that is available on the system - otherwise,
    I might give LaTeX a chance, and use work as an excuse to learn it).

    - Kurt


  7. Re: Suggest to me a tool for line drawing

    On Fri, 19 Sep 2008 19:02:21 +0000, Robby Workman wrote:

    > On 2008-09-19, Douglas Mayne wrote:
    >> On Fri, 19 Sep 2008 10:46:23 +1000, Res wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> On Fri, 19 Sep 2008, Grant wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Hi there,
    >>>>
    >>>> Say I want to convert or create this type of drawing
    >>>
    >>> Openoffice?
    >>> We use it to create our topology maps
    >>>

    >> I hadn't tried Draw until today. It is very intuitive and easy to use. No
    >> big surprises, either, which is nice. I can definitely recommend it.
    >>
    >> I may still try Dia because version 0.96 is available for Dropline Gnome,
    >> the desktop environment that I use.

    >
    >
    > Last I checked, we had dia (plus dependencies) at SlackBuilds.org...
    >
    > -RW
    >

    Thanks for that. Perhaps, the "dependencies" could be useful for other
    programs, also. For example, I see that gstreamer (and associated plugins)
    have been added back to Slackware -current. Pretty soon, most of Gnome's
    accessories and libraries will be back in Slackware proper. It would be
    nice if a basic Gnome were available to use as the display manager.
    (Sorry, but I just hate KDE, v4 or not.) It's either Gnome or XFCE for me.
    I know the reason Gnome was kicked out was because KDE compiles as
    advertised; Gnome requires extra work. In any case, Gnome may just be too
    hard for one person to manage by himself. I know there are many Gnome
    projects already out there, but perhaps there could be unification under
    the SlackBuild banner. Here's to hoping.

    There are applications which are built with Gnome in mind. Lotus Notes
    8.5.x for example.

    --
    Douglas Mayne

  8. Re: Suggest to me a tool for line drawing

    On 2008-09-21 at 18:07 ADT, Peter Chant wrote:
    > Jim Diamond wrote:


    >> I wrote a script which downloads slackbuild scripts and sees what
    >> source they need, downloads that and runs the whole process. Running
    >> that script on the slackbuilds
    >> boost gc libsigcxx glibmm cairomm gtkmm inkscape
    >> creates a working inkscape on Slack 12.1. (Well, to be more accurate
    >> I should say it did a couple of months ago, I haven't tried it this
    >> month.)


    > To be fair, perhaps I did do that.


    > Good tool, I'll have to try it - if you've made it public.

    I hadn't up until now, but what the heck:
    http://cs.acadiau.ca/~jdiamond/slackbuild
    If you find any errors or have any improvements, please let me know.

    > Sounds a bit like Slacktoo or is it Gentware? ;-)

    I never thought of that... hmmm... I like "Slacktoo" better.

    Cheers.
    Jim


  9. Re: Suggest to me a tool for line drawing

    On Wed, 24 Sep 2008 21:02:31 -0300, Jim Diamond wrote:

    >> Sounds a bit like Slacktoo or is it Gentware? ;-)

    > I never thought of that... hmmm... I like "Slacktoo" better.


    Slarch? Slackmage? Slunar?

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