[Haskell-cafe] Re: ANN: diagrams 0.2

Braden Shepherdson Braden.Shepherdson at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 18:23:29 EST 2009

Brent Yorgey wrote:
> I am very pleased to announce the 0.2 release of the diagrams package,
> an embedded domain-specific language for creating simple graphics in a
> compositional style.  This release includes a number of significant
> new features, including:
>   * support for arbitrary straight and curved paths
>   * more shape primitives, including polygons and rounded rectangles
>   * support for rendering text
>   * PNG, PDF, PS, and SVG output
>   * built-in color support replaced with external dependence 
>     on the feature-rich colour library
> and many more!  More information, examples, and installation
> instructions can be found at http://code.haskell.org/diagrams.  More
> features are planned for future releases, so contributions and
> suggestions are welcome.
> (Please note: since diagrams depends on the Cairo library, which has
> unfortunately not been Cabalized, you cannot install the diagrams
> library with cabal-install, unless you already have the cairo package
> installed. See the above website for instructions.)
> A special thanks to Dougal Stanton for his contributions to the
> library and help in preparing this release.
> -Brent

Would this make a handy plugin for gitit? I'm currently putting diagrams 
together in xfig and saving them to my gitit tree while taking notes in 
gitit, but being able to write diagrams code into gitit would be great.

How easy or hard would this be to accomplish?

Braden Shepherdson

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