Minara Opendork Notes

Basics

A tool for generative 2D graphics inspired by Emacs.

“A programmable graphics program editor.”

Minara Is Not A Recursive Acronym. And apparently “minara” means “lighthouse” in one language.

Written in a little C and lots of Scheme, using OpenGL (GLUT). Runs on Mac & Linux so far.

The tools and the software are written in the same language as the graphics files. Simple & unified.

So not like Inkscape or Illustrator, which split implementation/tool/graphics language.

Open and customisable all the way down.

Drawing

Pen.

Shapes.

Zoom, pan, panic.

Undo/redo.

Colour.

Development

Opening the file in an external editor, editing, reloading.

Opening .minara file in an external editor, editing, reloading.

Can develop and edit tools whilst running the application and editing graphics.

Simple Generative Stuff

Subjects.

Random Walk.

ToDo

Picking, copy, paste.

Bezier pen.

Version 0.1 planned for next August.

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