How to build a flowchart app

Hi,

I want to build a simple flowchart application. Something like Visio,
but much much simpler, with an open backend that I can
customize/extend. And I’d like the icon to be clickable to launch
another screen or flowchart.

The constraint is that I cannot find/figure out any cheap RAD tool
(the likes of MS Access or Filemaker) that I can use to build this
app. And I am not a hard-core programmer, either.

I heard Ruby is relatively easy to code and has a wealth of tools, so
I hope someone out there can point me to the right direction and/or
tool on how to start this project.

I use both Mac OS X and Windows 2000.

Thanks a lot in advance for any info.
S.H.

I want to build a simple flowchart application. Something like Visio,
but much much simpler, with an open backend that I can
customize/extend. And I’d like the icon to be clickable to launch
another screen or flowchart.

Don’t know if it meets all your needs, but have you checked out dot:

http://www.graphviz.org/

Chris
http://clabs.org

there is a Ruby module to use Graphviz:

http://rockit.sourceforge.net/subprojects/graphr/

Steven G.
http://linudent.sourceforge.net/

“Chris Morris” wrote…

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I want to build a simple flowchart application. Something like Visio,
but much much simpler, with an open backend that I can
customize/extend. And I’d like the icon to be clickable to launch
another screen or flowchart.

Don’t know if it meets all your needs, but have you checked out dot:

http://www.graphviz.org/

Chris
http://clabs.org