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Manuscript Title: JaxoDraw: A graphical user interface for drawing Feynman diagrams. Version 2.0 release notes.
Authors: D. Binosi, J. Collins, C. Kaufhold, L. Theussl
Program title: JaxoDraw
Catalogue identifier: ADUA_v2_0
Distribution format: tar.gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 180(2009)1709
Programming language: Java.
Computer: Any Java-enabled platform.
Operating system: Any Java-enabled platform, tested on Linux, Windows XP, Mac OS X.
Keywords: Feynman diagrams, LaTeX, Java, GUI.
PACS: 01.30.Rr, 03.70.+k, 07.05.Bx.
Classification: 14.

Does the new version supersede the previous version?: Yes

Nature of problem:
Existing methods for drawing Feynman diagrams usually require some hard-coding in one or the other programming or scripting language. It is not very convenient and often time consuming, to generate relatively simple diagrams.

Solution method:
A program is provided that allows for the interactive drawing of Feynman diagrams with a graphical user interface. The program is easy to learn and use, produces high quality output in several formats and runs on any operating system where a Java Runtime Environment is available.

Reasons for new version:
A variety of new features and bug fixes.

Summary of revisions:
Major revisions since the last published user guide were versions 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 with several minor bug-fix releases in between.

Restrictions:
To make use of the latex export/preview functionality, a latex style file has to be installed separately. Certain operations (like internal latex compilation, Postscript preview) require the execution of external commands that might not work on untested operating systems.

Running time:
As an interactive program, the running time depends on the complexity of the diagram to be drawn.