JLink is a free, open source library for creating flow charts and concept maps. JLink produces visually appealing charts on A4 or custom-sized pages, and may be saved or exported to a number of file formats (XML, PDF, PNG).
Features and specifications
- Compatible operating systems: Windows 95/98/2000/XP/Vista, Linux, Mac
- JLink is written in Java and is therefore platform-independent.
- External libraries used: Jython, Rhino, JRuby, Groovy, Lucene, iText.
- JLink creates flowcharts based on ISO 5807 and IBM standards.
About the Developers
Jason Barraclough (Developer)
Jason has a keen interest in developing open-source software for end users and fellow developers. Jason has extensive experience with Java, Fortran and XML, and is currently teaching himself C. Jason has also written a number of software libraries (including Avian Freeware Suite) and is working on software for medical students and scientists.
Formal qualifications: Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Drug Technology), currently studying graduate medicine.
Kathryn (Web designer)
Kathryn counts web design among her favourite hobbies. Kathryn is most experienced with XHTML and CSS, but is currently discovering the benefits and of PHP.
Formal qualifications: Honours degree (Neuroscience), currently undertaking a PhD in neurophysiology.
Acknowledgements and References
- Thank you to SourceForge for hosting JLink!
- The JLink flow-chart symbol set is based on a IBM's standard reference.
- The Wikipedia entry about flowcharts was helpful.
- JLink's website was built with Geany - a free, (largely) platform-independent development environment. Highly recommended!