Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Sep 2011 23:47 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Linux Linux is struggling on the desktop because it only has a small number of "great" apps, according to the Gnome co-creator. Miguel de Icaza, co-creator of the Gnome desktop, told tech journalist Tim Anderson at the recent Windows 8 Build conference "When you count how many great desktop apps there are on Linux, you can probably name 10," de Icaza said, according to a post on Anderson's IT Writing blog. "You work really hard, you can probably name 20. We've managed to p*** off developers every step of the way, breaking APIs all the time."
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RE[8]: He's right - krita
by lemur2 on Sat 1st Oct 2011 06:33 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: He's right - krita"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Krita, that's the flow chart app isn't it? Yeah, it's not even close to Visio and trust me, I'd really, really, really like to find anything close enough to Visio to be usable.


No, krita is a best-of-breed raster graphics creative tool.

http://www.calligra-suite.org/krita/

The diagramming application is Flow. It has been in the doldrums for quite a while now, but it will be back with Calligra Suite 2.4.

http://www.calligra-suite.org/flow/attachment/flow-2-4-screenshot/

It is, of course, meant to be used in conjunction with the vector graphics component, karbon.

http://www.calligra-suite.org/karbon/

There is no reason why one couldn't incorporate elements from Krita also.

There is no reason why this combination shouldn't be as powerful as Visio.

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RE[9]: He's right - krita
by jabbotts on Sat 1st Oct 2011 16:58 in reply to "RE[8]: He's right - krita"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Object library and polish. That's what keeps me booting over to Windows when I need to do diagram work. I had a brand name accurate diagram of my racks in about fifteen minutes with Visio and third party library pack where I couldn't get anything usable out of Kivio. That huge library of diagram objects is a heck of a competitive advantage.

If Flow is that much better than Kivio, I definately need to give it a look. Booting over a machine just to use a single program sucks rocks; especially for something as basic as Visio diagrams.

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RE[10]: He's right - krita
by Soulbender on Sun 2nd Oct 2011 01:55 in reply to "RE[9]: He's right - krita"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Sadly I must agree, Kivio is/was pretty much ass. It was promising but never got to where it was actualyl usefull for me. Mostly a lack of good preset shapes. For network diagrams Dia works well enough, at least for me.
This Flow thing might turn out great but it's really not usefull yet. Karbon is not a suitable replacement.

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RE[10]: He's right - krita
by Soulbender on Sun 2nd Oct 2011 01:59 in reply to "RE[9]: He's right - krita"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Btw, for managing my racks I use Racktables. Indispensible when managing a datacenter. You might want to look at it.

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