Cantor--whiteboard interface

Martin Küttler martin.kuettler at
Mon May 14 20:39:04 UTC 2012


I am the guy how is rewriting the interface. As Alexander wrote the
plan is to mostly reproduce the design of the current interface with a
more flexible structure underneath. Once this is done it would
probably be possible to implement a layout-free worksheet where every
entry can be placed freely, although it would of course require a
couple of new mechanisms to be implemented, as moving and resizing
entries is not possible right now.

I know Mathcad's interface a little (but I never used it myself), and
I am not sure how useful it really is. Whenever I saw it it looked a
bit cluttered to me. But that may be just me, or my very limited
experience with Mathcad. And I do kindof see that a maximized Cantor
window leaves half of the screen (or more) unused most of the time.
So this is an interesting idea, and maybe I will like it better once I
thought about it some more. I would like to hear whether you are
interested in writing some code for it.

Best regards,

On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 9:43 PM, Alexander Rieder
<alexanderrieder at> wrote:
> On Sunday 06 May 2012 16:29:07 Mark Kuster wrote:
>> Hi, just took a look at Cantor--nice idea, kudos to Alexander. A
>> Mathcad-style (free placement whiteboard) interface option would work great
>> too. A choice of front ends along with the back-end choices Cantor already
>> offers would probably attact more users too.
>> Thanks,
>> Mark
> Hi,
> sorry it took me so long to reply, I must have somehow missed this mail.
> I'm not familiar with Matcad so I don't know what advantages that interface
> brings. But there is currently a project ongoing to rewrite the worksheet
> interface (but the changes are mostly technical, not visual), maybe that work
> will enable us to do some "free placement". Do you have any interest in
> implementing this mathcad-interface, or did you mean this message just as a
> suggestion for us for future developement?
> best regards,
> Alexander
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