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Drawing roadmap diagrams

I'm not much of a diagram tool nut, so when it comes to documenting the SCM strategy for a project, I end up using the same notation explained in this book:

Which is good enough, but leaves non-techies scratching their heads untill you explain.

However I like this other diagram better, I think it does convey more information in one simple and attractive view. And it will be more visually appealing to the Powerpoint-mongers in the company:

( from )

Does anybody here know how the mozilla roadmap diagrams are made? Or perhaps some Visio/Dia templates that can do a similar job?

I understand this could be easily made using a vector drawing program, but I really stink at drawing.

Any ideas?

Beka Pantone
Thursday, February 27, 2003

It doesn't look like it was made with Visio but you can use Visio to draw time-line diagrams. Haven't used Visio for that purpose yet so I can't tell you how good it is. Quickly looking at it, it does look to have all the right stuff (except maybe how the Mozilla diagram showed the branches)

Thursday, February 27, 2003

I don't know, but it looks to me as if the Mozilla diagram was put together manually by drawing tools rather than automatically using a project management or other drawing program. I've many many custom diagrams like this over the years to impress executives and this smells like something that a creative type made rather than a Project or casual PowerPoint user.


Tom Fairlie
Thursday, February 27, 2003

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