[zeromq-dev] documenting message flows between several parties as message sequence diagrams

Michael Haberler mail17 at mah.priv.at
Tue Sep 11 20:00:36 CEST 2012

actually I just found an interesting alternative, blockdiag & friends:

e.g: http://blockdiag.com/en/seqdiag/examples.html#simple-diagram

actually it's a family of 4 tools, worth a look: http://blockdiag.com/en/

block diagrams
sequence diagrams
action diagrams
nwdiag - various network diagrams


Am 08.09.2012 um 19:05 schrieb Michael Haberler:

> just a note on documenting flows - the zguide is very good anyway
> in a different project I found it convenient to explain interactions between several entities over time with the help of Message Sequence Charts
> there is a little-known utility 'mscgen' which translates an MSC diagram in text notation into PNG, SVG, EPS and image maps
> example input: http://emc.mah.priv.at/docs/tests/msc/test.txt
> example output: http://emc.mah.priv.at/docs/tests/msc/test.html (this is png - will look better with SVG or EPS)
> mscgen: http://www.mcternan.me.uk/mscgen/ (GPLv2)
> - Michael
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