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1. Any good vector drawing applications out there for eCS?
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Hi all.

I drifted away from eCS when I realized that CorelDraw cut the amount of time it took for me to do my comic in half, at the most. CorelDraw allowed me to create the comic using one application -- before that I was using Photo>Graphics for the drawing, Embellish for inserting the text, and PMView for scaling and cropping the comic.

So I was just wondering if maybe something had changed on the graphics design applicatioin scene in eCS/OS/2-land. Are there any decent applications out there? I'm currently using Inkscape on Linux, which is a pretty good vector app that uses the SVG format.

I need an app that can, at the very least, allow you to:

- change line width on the fly
- handle both bezier lines and "freehand" lines
- convert straight lines into bezier curves

Any thoughts?

Date: 21 Jul, 2005 on 16:58
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2. Re:Any good vector drawing applications out there for eCS?
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All the thing you need can be done in Photo>Graphics
( - change line width on the fly
- handle both bezier lines and "freehand" lines
- convert straight lines into bezier curves)
Am I wrong?
Date: 21 Jul, 2005 on 17:23
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3. Re:Any good vector drawing applications out there for eCS?
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I need to add "handles text in a reasonable manner" to the list, then. That was why I stopped using P>G in the first place -- it's great for drawing, lousy for text.
Date: 21 Jul, 2005 on 17:45
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4. Re:Any good vector drawing applications out there for eCS?
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I agree, text handling in pgpro is nightmare.
So , there is something called DrawIt
http://www.bmtmicro.com/BMTCatalog/os2/drawit.html
try to check this one. I hope this help.

greetings/2

Date: 21 Jul, 2005 on 18:54
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5. Re:Any good vector drawing applications out there for eCS?
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Try pmdraw (should be available from hobbes.) If you like xfig, you'll like pmdraw.
Date: 22 Jul, 2005 on 00:34
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http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/apps/graphics/imagepro/pmdraw2.zip

http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/apps/graphics/draw/drawit34.zip

http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-browse?sh=1&dir=//pub/os2/apps/graphics/draw

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Date: 22 Jul, 2005 on 15:35
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7. Re:Any good vector drawing applications out there for eCS?
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Open Office can do Vector graphics
Date: 22 Jul, 2005 on 16:31
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http://www.innotek.de/products_e.html

http://shop.mensys.nl/uk/openofficeos2/

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Date: 22 Jul, 2005 on 17:31
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9. Re:Any good vector drawing applications out there for eCS?
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osw (21 Jul, 2005 18:54):
I agree, text handling in pgpro is nightmare.
So , there is something called DrawIt
http://www.bmtmicro.com/BMTCatalog/os2/drawit.html
try to check this one. I hope this help.

greetings/2


Yes, I would add my vote for DrawIT I've seen this app demoed a few times by the author, and it's pretty impressive and well behaving, solid application.

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Date: 31 Jul, 2005 on 22:29
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maybe maul publisher. it even just upgraded
Date: 01 Aug, 2005 on 05:24
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11. Maul Publisher at Yahoo Groups.
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/maulpub
Here is a discussion group for Maul Publisher.

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Date: 01 Aug, 2005 on 21:26
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12. Re:Any good vector drawing applications out there for eCS?
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While we are in this subject, are there any Framemaker-like apps for os/2?
Date: 02 Aug, 2005 on 00:05
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13. Re:Any good vector drawing applications out there for eCS?
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For vector drawing stuff, I use a combination of:
- OpenOffice
- Lotus Freelance
- Photo>Graphics
- XACT (incredibly expensive, but it is a scientific plotting tool. It's just a bonus that a good vector drawing app comes with it. BTW expensive, but on-par, or even a bit cheaper, than competitive software).

DrawIt is pretty okay. The author is seeing little response so I think development has stalled. If you try it and like it ... buy it! That's the only way to get software going.


With regards to question about Frame Maker. That depends on what you think FrameMaker is supposed to do. For OS/2 alternative, LyX/2 is in the same style. It's free, but XFree86/2 application. LaTeX is essentially the free, non-GUI version of FrameMaker. VTeX/2 is free for non-commercial use.

If you just want to accomplish the same task, many word processors nowadays will easily get the job done. Maybe even more easily. e.g. WordPro and OpenOffice.
For smaller documents (though that's not what FrameMaker is targetted for), Maul is also quite good, though it is really supposed to compete with PageMaker/InDesign.

The question really is what does FrameMaker buy you that a word-processor does not? My opinion right now is that, properly used, there is not much difference.

Date: 07 Aug, 2005 on 21:47
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zizban (02 Aug, 2005 00:05):
While we are in this subject, are there any Framemaker-like apps for os/2?

Yes, Maul Publisher by Maison Anglais (Peter Koller) It's a fantastic app.

Date: 16 Aug, 2005 on 22:33
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Were all hoping this program is ported to eCS:

http://www.xaraxtreme.org/

Since its open sorced maybe well get lucky!

Date: 14 Oct, 2005 on 13:51
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http://www.kanzelsberger.com/pixel/?page_id=12
Not sure if this is vector drawing (Pixel) but it is being ported to OS/2 now and as it handles freetype fonts I guess it does text. It is shareware with an eComStation version demo available.
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Date: 16 Oct, 2005 on 02:56
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