More about diagrams in Linux

From Allan Espinosa:

xfig is a great clipart diagramming editor the "wysiwyg" component does not look too good when zoomed out. for example, a polygon created does not look like a "polygon" but just jagged lines. But when zoomed in the polygon can be seen. The rendering to postscript was also exceptionally good with anti-aliasing. what are you guys using to edit *.fig files? will compilation with xaw3d widgets fix this or the xaw3d libraries are just eyecandy? the screenshots from the xfig.org site looks nicely rendered but i thinked they zoomed it enough not to show all the ugly aliasing and poor rendering

xfig is good for quick and dirty diagrams but if i want to have good looking pictures with subscripts and formulas I use GNU pic/ dpic with m4 macros. the circuit_macros package from ctan.org is one of the best schematic drawing packages out there. The output looks like text-book quality schematics!

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