[Linux-aus] Grant Application: Promotion of FOSS in undergraduate Computer Science, Information Technology and Software Engineering degrees at the University of Newcastle

Russell Coker russell at coker.com.au
Tue Apr 4 17:05:35 AEST 2017

On Tue, 4 Apr 2017 01:16:00 PM Bin Chen wrote:
> > 2. assignments where we ask students to draw diagrams using software only
> > available on Windows - for example UML diagrams. We would research and
> > provide documentation showing students some FOSS alternates to that
> > software.
> fwiw, I have used visual paradgim [1] a *lot*. It is cross platform and the
> community version is free.

It's a closed-source program that is quite expensive for the full version 
($2000).  I don't think that LA grant money should go towards anything related 
to running proprietary software on Linux.

> For sequence diagram you can you use this [2]. The good things is can
> write, instead of draw it,  the diagram, so the diagram can be version
> controlled.
> [1] https://www.visual-paradigm.com/
> [2] https://www.websequencediagrams.com/

Again that's a proprietary program.

The Debian package "dia" has fulfilled all my diagram needs, but I don't do 
that much with diagrams.  Does anyone have suggestions for other free diagram 

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