Map your mind!
This software is released under the GNU GPL v2 (or later) license. All source
files are included in this, unless explicitly stated in the source file itself.
For copyright owners, please refer to the source files individually.
The "labyrinth" icon (data/labyrinth.svg and data/labyrinth-*.png) is copyright
Josef Vybíral and is released under the GNU GPL v2 license.
Please refer to the "COPYING" file for a complete copy of the GNU GPL v2
All documentation (This file, anything in the docs directory) released with
this package is released as public domain. The documentation, you can do with
as you please.
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If you want to help out with developing labyrinth, please let us know on the
mailing list. We aren't just looking for coders. We're looking for packagers,
artists, doc writers, interface designers, web developers, and just about
To report bugs, please use our bug tracker at
Please note that you will need a Google account to report issues.
This is v0.4. Note that maps created with this release may be incompatible
with future releases. We will try and minimise this as much as possible, but
be warned that it may happen.
Currently, Labyrinth provides 3 different types of thoughts, or nodes - Text,
Image and Drawing. Text is the basic standard text node. Images allow you to
insert and scale any supported image file (png, jpeg, svg). Drawings are for
those times when you want to illustrate something, but don't want to fire up
a separate drawing program. It allows you to quickly and easily sketch very
simple line diagrams.
I don't really know what the exact requirements are. In the configure script,
the following are checked:
Python == 2.4
gtk+ >= 2.8
pygtk-2.0 >= 2.8
pygobject-2.0 >= 2.10
gnome-python-2.0 >= 2.12
gnome-desktop-2.0 >= 2.14
pycairo >= 1.0
which probably means (to compile) you need the -dev versions of all these
(except Python). Note that although these are checked, it may work with
previous versions. If it does, please let us know and the configure script
can be adapted accordingly.
From the top directory of the package, run the command:
It can also be installed using the ./configure && make dance thus:
and run with:
This will open a browser window, showing you all the maps currently available
and allow you to modify / delete them and create new maps. The title is
(currently) the primary thought text(truncated to 27 characters long). This is
usually the first thought created in a new map.
In a new map, single click somewhere to create a new "thought". This is your
root. Add your main thought to this. Click somewhere else will create a new
thought, linked to the first. To move thoughts around, single-click and drag.
To edit a current thought, double click on it (text thoughts only).
Drawing and Image thoughts can be resized using their corners / sides.
Links between thoughts can be created, strengthened and weakened. To create a
new link, in edit mode, click and drag from the "parent" thought to the "child"
thought while holding down the ctrl key. Doing this with a link already in
place will strengthen the link by 1 and dragging from child to parent will
weaken the link by 1. If the link goes to 0 strength (it starts at 2),
the link is deleted. Links can also be created / deleted by selecting both
thoughts (hold down the shift key to select > 1 thought) and choosing
"Edit->(Un)Link Thoughts" from the menu (shortcut: Ctrl-L).
Loading and saving of maps is in the tomboy style - they are automatically
saved, you shouldn't have to worry about them. For reference anyway, the maps
are saved in ~/.gnome2/labyrinth/.map
Currently, themes and accessibility are not supported. The
background is always white. The font is always the same.
This should change soon, with different font sizes allowed and colours that can
be changed and (where possible) follow the current theme.
We're also looking at ways of making Labyrinth accessible. Don't know exactly
how to do this yet and my previous attempts at adding simple a11y stuff failed
Labyrinth is translated into a variety of languages (on UNIX-like platforms).
If you're language isn't currently supported, but you would like to see it
translated, please let us know on the mailing list
and we can help you get started.
In doc/TheFuture, there are a list of goals for a 1.0 release and for the next
release. Releases are feature-based at this stage. Once all the required
features are in place, a release is made.
However a release may also be made without all the changes if it is deemed
that this is in the best interest.
Labyrinth is © 2006 Don Scorgie. The Labyrinth Logo is © by Josef Vybíral and licensed under the GPL. The flag image is © by the gnome project
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