RE: [BULK] Re: Open source alternate to Visio on Win7 (for diagramming)

Subject: RE: [BULK] Re: Open source alternate to Visio on Win7 (for diagramming)
From: Mike McCallister <mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com>
To: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>, "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- ga -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2014 21:20:43 +0000

Tony wrote in responding to Steve:

> PS - Do you think mind-mapping software would be a better option for
> diagramming?
>

It all depends on what your purpose is for the blocks. Mind mapping isn't technical blocks, but brainstorming. The mind map is rarely the artifact.
It's the process used to ensure all roads are covered before generating the artifacts.

Mike says:
I will note that my mainframe dev generates some nice flow diagrams with FreeMind, a lovely Java-based open source mind-mapping tool. Said diagrams have shown up in my docs. Exports in just about any format you like:

http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page


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Open source alternate to Visio on Win7 (for diagramming): From: Janoff, Steven
Re: Open source alternate to Visio on Win7 (for diagramming): From: Tony Chung

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