[Novalug] Linux Substitute for Vizio

Aaron M. Ucko amu@alum.mit.edu
Wed Dec 7 14:25:00 EST 2016


I seem to recall having been able to do this in XCircuit:

http://opencircuitdesign.com/xcircuit/

However, I haven't used that program in years, so my memory could be off.

-- Aaron

"Charles R. Head via Novalug" <novalug@firemountain.net> writes:

> *Guys,*
>
> For some time, I've been looking for an equivalent to Vizio that will
> run in Linux.  A key point in finding a real functioning equivalent is
> to find software that can recognize and use the icons in Vizio for
> various physical or logical items, such as the components of a
> network.  These icons are not just little pictures.  For example, in
> the diagram of an Ethernet network, the icons for network elements
> include live connection points that are used to anchor the Ethernet
> cables that connect the various network components to one another.
> When you relocate a network component, the Ethernet cables connecting
> to that component are adjusted to maintain the necessary
> connections. LibreOffice Draw and other drawing programs cannot do
> this. Today, I found a web site that claimed that an application named
> yEd could.  I'd like to install and try yEd to see what it can do.
>
> I found a web site where I can download yEd (
> http://www.yworks.com/products/yed/download ) and I've downloaded the
> yEd installer script.  However, the instructions for installing yEd
> consist of the following:
>
> "yEd installer script for 64-bit Linux systems (Intel/AMD
> architecture). Either *chmod +x* first, or execute using
> *sh*. Includes a suitable Java 8 JRE."
>
> I know how to install .deb and .rpm packages.  However, I have no idea
> what the instructions above are talking about.  I recognize that
> *chmod +x* and *sh* are references to command line entries.  However,
> I'm confident that they are not the complete command line entries.
> What else do I need to include with *chmod +x* or *sh* to actually do
> the installation?
>
> Thank you for any help you can give me.
>
> *Charlie Head*
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