JaxoDraw is a program for drawing Feynman diagrams. It has a complete graphical user interface that allows all actions to be carried out via mouse point-and-click-and-drag operations. Graphs may be exported to Postscript / EPS format and can be saved in XML files to be used for later sessions. One of JaxoDraw's main features is the possibility to create LaTeX source files to draw Feynman diagrams via latex and dvips.
Download jaxodraw-2.1-0-bin.tar.gz. The only way to get this package is via this page or via the JaxoDraw site. The files are NOT available on Sourceforge with the given menu setup, only the source or old versions are available. You also need a JaxoDraw manual.
Create a folder (directory) "jaxodraw". Open the "tar.gz" file. You get the file "jaxodraw-2.1-0-bin.tar". Open this file and you get the subdirectory "jaxodraw-2.1-0". You can copy this directory straight to the harddrive and rename it or you can go into the directory and copy all the files to the new created folder(directory). That's it!
The program is full functional, but some features need plug-ins. With this link you can go to the "List of Plugins" page. In the manual you can find how to install the plug-ins, its really easy.
The jaxodraw.cmd file
JaxoDraw works with Open JDK in OS/2-eCS. I have made a jaxodraw.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off set CLASSPATH= set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin [drive: jaxodraw] cd [drive: jaxodraw]\jaxodraw java -Duser.home=[drive: jaxodraw]\jaxodraw -jar jaxodraw-2.1-0.jar 2>jaxodraw_bugs.txtI use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for JaxoDraw with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;
should be replaced with real drive letters. Edit and save the file "jaxodraw.cmd" from the "jaxodraw-ecs.zip" file. This file is copied to the "jaxodraw" folder (directory). Furthermore, different paths and/or Java version?, adjust according to your needs.
Create a new program object. Specify the path and file name: "[drive: jaxodraw]\jaxodraw\jaxodraw.cmd". In the tabpage Session check the boxes "OS/2 window", "Running as an icon" and "Close Window to end program". In the tabpage General you can enter the name "JaxoDraw". You find enclosed in the file a JaxoDraw OS/2 icon.
Parameters / options explained
In the file you can find the above command file (all driveletters are set to C:) and an OS/2 JaxoDraw icon: jaxodraw-ecs.zip.
revision August 12, 2016