Flo is a multi-platform mind mapping program. I have been interested in mind mapping for some years and have written an application that can help express mindmaps and translate them into various document formats. Mind mapping for those of you who don't know about it is a way of brainstorming. One of the main ideas of Flo is to take these brainstorms and create outlines and various documents. Mind maps can be used for everything from project planning to designing software test cases. Pretty much anything that can be expressed in an outline can translate into a mind map quite painlessly. The main advantage of a mind map is that it is easier to reorder and reorganize ideas in a visual fashion before applying them to something more rigid like an outline.
Because Debian makes it so insanely easy on developers I have an apt respository for Ubuntu and and Debian users. To get the latest versions of flo at all times add the following to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:
deb http://apt.geiseri.com/flo/apt/ $YOURDIST contrib Where $YOURDIST is one of the follwing: sid, etch, lenny, feisty, gutsy, hardy, or intrepid. I have amd64 and i386 builds
To build the binaries you will need GCC and hunspell installed on your system. Just issue a
qmake to generate the Makefiles. Then run either your make program to build the binary. Lastly a make install will put the binaries in the proper location.