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Re: Documentation and explanatory diagrams

From: Rafael Martinez <r(dot)m(dot)guerrero(at)usit(dot)uio(dot)no>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Documentation and explanatory diagrams
Date: 2010-04-05 14:52:09
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Rafael Martinez <r(dot)m(dot)guerrero(at)usit(dot)uio(dot)no> writes:
>> I am wondering if we have ever evaluated the use of explanatory diagrams
>> in the PostgreSQL documentation.
> 
> There actually used to be some.  We've moved away from them, I believe,
> because of the difficulty of maintenance; which stems mainly from the
> lack of any universally-available tools.  Unless you can tell me what
> you're going to draw the diagram with and how people on Unix, Windows,
> or Mac could modify it later, I'm going to not be very interested ...
> 
> 			regards, tom lane

Well, I was thinking about DIA [1]. It runs on Unix, Windows and Mac.
It loads and saves diagrams to a custom XML format and it can export
diagrams to a number of formats, including EPS, SVG, XFIG, WMF and PNG.

I have to admit that I have only use this program on Linux.

[1] http://live.gnome.org/Dia/

regards
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 Rafael Martinez, <r(dot)m(dot)guerrero(at)usit(dot)uio(dot)no>
 Center for Information Technology Services
 University of Oslo, Norway

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