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Dia is a program for creating diagrams of all kinds. The current version can do UML class diagrams, Entity-Relationship modeling, network diagrams, and much more. The engine is very flexible and dynamically loads diagram-types from disk. It stores diagrams in an XML format, but can read and write a number of different formats.

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2011-12-28 07:16

A lot of translations were updated. Several bugs have been fixed in this release. More colors have been added to SADT.
Tags: Maintenance, bugfix

2009-06-01 18:55

An integrated UI is available with "dia --integrated". The Cairo renderer has been improved, including anti-aliasing and printing. A Find and Replace feature was added. Text editing mode was improved. A custom lines plug-in was added. Shapes can have sub-shapes and default sizes. Start-up time and memory usage were reduced through delayed shape loading. Rotated text is supported. The DXF plug-in was improved. Dia supports EMF on Linux. Database table shapes were added. Grouped objects property handling was improved. Arrow bounding box calculations were improved. The "UML - Class" dialog fits on 800x600 screens. SWIG/C++ bindings were added.
Tags: Major feature enhancements

2008-12-05 06:38

Text-line rendering in SVG export. Keyboard shortcuts for tools now use shift-alt. Improvement in autogaps for some objects. The .desktop file now has the current version. A change in zoom levels in menus. A check that windows are within bounds before opening. Various compilation-time improvements. UML class improvements in comment and wrapped underlined names. Many bugfixes.
Tags: Major feature enhancements

2004-08-25 17:45

New additions include highlighting when connecting
objects, connectability between layers, hexagonal
grids, several new shape sets (RDP, KAOS, I*,
Jackson, ChemEng), two new renderers (WMF for
non-Windows and Cairo), rounded corners on
polylines, persistence of a number of settings,
and a new arrow head. The modification status was
improved to use unod. UML objects were improved
with text wrapping and label positioning. A host
of random persistence systems were combined into
one. Fixes were made for memory leaks, a shape
compatibility bug, dialog closing problems, and
many smaller bugs.
Tags: Minor feature enhancements

2004-05-04 21:52

Text-rendering is faster due to a Pango layout cache. The Win32 version now also uses Freetype2 rendering, allowing more unified appearance and antialiasing. Arrow head size selection now keeps aspect ratio by default. A navigation window has been added to the lower-right corner. UML objects can now have color. Dia can now convert objects without requiring X. Pre-edit text input is much improved. Shapes can now have extra properties, shown only in the dialog. There are new arrows, sheets, XSLT filters, and more. Many bugs and leaks are fixed, and there are other minor improvements.
Tags: Major bugfixes

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