Figular got corked

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The Figular domain is being retired shortly. Existing posts and content have been archived to the Figular wiki and historical links on this site have been updated to point there. The code for Figular will remain available at gitlab.

I’m still in love with the idea of creating diagrams from code and making a universal language in which to do it. However I can no longer see a possible path to making a living from it as an libre/free/open source product, at least in a reasonable timeline.

If you’re looking for something similar to Figular then Mermaid and Mermaid Chart (a new company providing development) look to be going in a similar direction. I just hope the code remains completely open.

I must also mention the Kroki project who generously host a huge list of textual diagramming tools. They are looking for sponsors to continue covering their service.