first stable version of LabPlot2

Alexander Semke Alexander.Semke at
Sun Jan 19 22:12:57 UTC 2014


today we release the first stable version of LabPlot2. There are still many 
things that can be improved and implemented. But we think it's better to 
release now and to make LabPlot available to a larger number of users thus 
also increasing the amount of feedback and bug reports.

LabPlot2 is a complete rewrite of LabPlot1 and lacks in this release a lot of 
features available in the predecessor. On the other hand, the GUI and the 
usability are more superior as compared to LabPlot1 and there are several new 
features that were not available in LabPlot1.

If you want to see LabPlot2 in action, have a look at some screenshots in a 
recent blog [1]. You can downlod the source code from [2]. Binary packages are 
available for openSUSE [3].

As next, we plan to move to KDE infrastructure and to become a part of the KDE 
education project.  Parallel to these activities we continue to work on 

The roadmap, or better to say, a collection of ideas and steps to go in the 
near feature is the follwing:
1. Implement couple of new editing options that we're currently missing (like 
arrows for axes, rounded rectangulars, shadow effects etc.)
2. Finalize axis/scale breaking in the backend and activate it in the 
3. Extend zooming features for plots (zoom into the selected rectangular area 
4. Implement "plotting a function", a feature available e.g. in labplot1.x and 
in kmplot.
5. Integrate Cantor. As a proof of concept implement the usage of Maximas's 
lists and arrays as the datasource for xy-curves in LabPlot.
6. Improve icons (use svg-versions only?)
7. Extend context menus for worksheet objects
8. Extend the functionality of our spreadsheet, decide how much we want to 
implement there, have a look at rkward.

These and some other topics are collected in our TODO-tracker [4]. There is no 
concrete order or priority for implementing these points.

Best regards





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