Archive for December 14th, 2007

Dia is an application for creating technical diagrams. Its interface and features are loosely patterned after the Windows program Visio. Features of Dia include multiple-page printing, export to many formats (EPS, SVG, CGM and PNG), and the ability to use custom shapes created by the user as simple XML descriptions. Dia is useful for drawing UML diagrams, network maps, and flowcharts.

You can read the manual from Help menu in the main screen. The document is made under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. Actually, the manual was created for Dia 0.5, but you still can use it for Dia 0.96.1.


taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ sudo apt-get install dia

Reading package lists… Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information… Done

The following extra packages will be installed:

dia-common dia-libs

Recommended packages:


The following NEW packages will be installed:

dia dia-common dia-libs

0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Need to get 3301kB of archives.

After unpacking 21.4MB of additional disk space will be used.

Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y

WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!

dia-common dia-libs dia

Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y

Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main dia-common 0.96.1-3 [2392kB]

Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main dia-libs 0.96.1-3 [716kB]

Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe dia 0.96.1-3 [192kB]

Fetched 3301kB in 1m3s (51.9kB/s)

Selecting previously deselected package dia-common.

(Reading database … 115213 files and directories currently installed.)

Unpacking dia-common (from …/dia-common_0.96.1-3_all.deb) …

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Selecting previously deselected package dia.

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Setting up dia-common (0.96.1-3) …

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