[Dia (free diagrammer)]

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[Dia (free diagrammer)]

#1 Post by adriaya » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:50 pm

[Mod note: as the present is the official forum topic for Dia (https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1325) the subject topic was changed; originally, it was "Open source Visio and Fireworks alternative"]

What the best open source options to Fireworks and MS Visio? I use a mac, recently laid-off, would like to add wire framing and work flows to my skill set. Looking for options to the expensive apps Fireworks and Visio. Would love to hear about the best open source options Cheers, Steve.

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Re: open source

#2 Post by Cornflower » Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:24 am

DIA Portable is oft-mentioned as a portable alternative to Visio.
It does NOT open the proprietary visio .vsd files, and I am not aware of any software that does, other than the correct version of Visio itself.

Dia Portable: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1325

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Re: open source

#3 Post by usdcs » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:46 am

You may want to check out this site, for Open Source ALTernatives, too: http://www.osalt.com

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Re: open source

#4 Post by FlightGeek » Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:50 pm

OpenOffice.org Draw is a Visio clone, but I am aware of no freeware (open source or otherwise) which is full-up compatible with Visio.

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Re: Open source Visio and Fireworks alternative

#5 Post by Midas » Thu May 21, 2020 12:51 pm

Old topic update: Dia v0.97.2 released...

Release notes

Installer 0.97.2-2
Contains Dia 0.97.2 with updated base libraries.

Dia 0.97.2
A bugfix and maintenance release.
A lot of translation updates.
28 bugs fixed: List of fixed bugs
More colors for SADT.
The installer is digitally signed now.


Dia PAF version download:

sourceforge.net /projects/portableapps/files/Dia Portable/DiaPortable_0.97.2.paf.exe/.

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Re: [Dia (free diagrammer)]

#6 Post by webfork » Sun May 24, 2020 9:34 am

I spent a lot of time with Dia some years ago and was really frustrated by the program. I've mostly switched over to LibreOffice Draw/Impress for diagrams, but usually just an overview image after I come up with some process. Does anyone actually recommend Dia or some other program?

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