[Haskell-cafe] ANN: diagrams 0.4
rustompmody at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 04:51:30 CEST 2011
Thanks. This is attractive.
I remember (vaguely) a 'live page' ie where one could enter (into the
browser) changes to the diagrams code and see the results immediately.
Is that page there? (Or am I mixing up with something else?)
How does diagrams compare with graphviz? If this is an inappropriate
(type-wrong?) question thats ok :-) Its just that when I last looked at
graphviz I found the documentation somewhat impenetrable -- like much else
in Hackage -- lots of types, no examples.
On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 12:17 AM, Brent Yorgey <byorgey at seas.upenn.edu>wrote:
> I am pleased to announce the release of version 0.4 of diagrams, a
> full-featured framework and embedded domain-specific language for
> declarative drawing.
> The last announcement was of the 0.1 release; there have been quite a
> few changes and improvements since then, including:
> - A new website including a gallery of examples:
> - A new comprehensive user manual with lots of illustrative
> - New primitive shapes: rounded rectangles, wedges, and a new
> flexible API for generating polygons
> - Cubic splines
> - Basic text support
> - Support for external image primitives
> - Lots more convenient combinators, bug fixes, and improvements
> Cool, how can I try it out?
> For the truly impatient:
> cabal install gtk2hs-buildtools
> cabal install diagrams
> For the slightly less impatient, read the quick tutorial, which has
> detailed information about how to install the necessary packages and
> will introduce you to the fundamentals of the framework:
> For those who are even less impatient but want to really dig in and
> use the power features, read the user manual:
> Cool, how can I contribute?
> There are lots of ways you can contribute! First, you may want to
> subscribe to the project mailing list
> (http://groups.google.com/group/diagrams-discuss), and/or come hang
> out in the #diagrams IRC channel on freenode.org.
> - There are lots of easy bug fixes, improvements, and feature requests
> just waiting for people wanting to get involved: see the bug
> tracker for a list of open tickets:
> - The source repositories are mirrored using both darcs (on
> patch-tag.com) and git (on github.com), and patches are accepted
> in either place, thanks to Owen Stephen's great work on
> darcs-bridge .
> - Create a higher-level module built on top of the diagrams framework
> (e.g. tree or graph layout, generating Turing machine
> configuration diagrams, Penrose tilings ... your imagination is
> the only limit!) and submit it for inclusion in a special
> diagrams-contrib package which will be created for such
> higher-level user-contributed modules.
> - Use diagrams to create some cool graphics and submit them for
> inclusion in the gallery.
> - Start your own project built on top of diagrams and let us know how
> it goes!
> - Last but certainly not least, just try it out for your pet graphics
> generation needs and contribute your bug reports and feature
> Happy diagramming!
> Brought to you by the diagrams team:
> - Brent Yorgey
> - Ryan Yates
> with contributions from:
> - Sam Griffin
> - Claude Heiland-Allen
> - John Lato
> - Vilhelm Sjöberg
> - Luite Stegeman
> - Kanchalai Suveepattananont
> - Scott Walck
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