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Icon YADE (Yet Another Diagram Editor) is an extensible and configurable program for editing different kinds of diagrams. Originally the software was intended for making various software engineering diagrams(like OMT, UML etc..), but because of it's modularity and extensibility it is possible to build support for any kind of diagrams. Current version does not have complete diagram type specifications, but there are a few for testing purposes only. This release is not intended for people who need complete diagram types. This release is intended more for people who have needs for specific diagram types or are unsatisfied with existing ones and can do some coding.

  • Simple user interface
  • Embedded python language interpreter for extensions
  • Simple framework for diagram type specifications
  • Extensive documentation
For testing purposes and as an example, there are diagram type specifications in the package for data flow diagrams and partial implementation of OMT-style class diagrams.

Current Version:   1.0.0b (developers release, no binary releases)

License Type:   GPL

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Source Code Availability:   Yes

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   No

Targeted Platforms:

The software should run on all Unix platforms. Supported platforms are Linux and Solaris/SunOS.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

Compiling YADE requires the existance of Python1.3 or higher and Qt1.1 or higher, gcc2.7.2 with STL.

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