completing the circle

I have always fancied myself as a small-time free software contributor, fixing a line of code here, filing a useful bug report there, and occasionally jumping into discussions. But finally I got around to putting in a concrete contribution that is worth mentioning. The latest version of Dia is about to be released, and I have been responsible for scratching an itch that has been bothering people for years.

And in case you are an engineer that has to create lots of schematics, and you don’t know what Dia is, it’s high time you tried it out!

7 thoughts on “completing the circle

    1. Yeah! Learnt the hard way that it takes a lot of time to read through pre-existing code. Was quite rewarding in the end! The grep and TAGS functions in XEmacs were a big help there.

    1. Rephrasing the question: “What was the motivation: thesis or itch?” The answer is of course the itch. Without the itch, one just ends using hard work-arounds simply because one has chosen to use Dia the way it is.

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