[Kst] 1.0.0 not working too good :-(

Barth Netterfield netterfield at astro.utoronto.ca
Tue Nov 30 18:21:54 CET 2004

Thanks for the note.
On Monday 29 November 2004 13:04, Nicolas.Brisset at eurocopter.com wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I have finally taken some time to download and install version 1.0.0, and
> even
> though there are some cool things in it, we have a couple of bad problems.
> I'd like to mention 3 really annoying ones now:
> 1) far too many updates when zooming/maximizing as compared to previous
> version (snapshot from 0ct. 6th). As we have crowded windows/plots, it
> takes
> a LOT of time during which the UI is not responsive. It just feels really
> bad
> now that we've got used to the fast and crisp response kst normally
> provides.
> If anybody has hints as to the reason for this, I'd like to narrow it down
> to
> some easier to track problem before putting it into bugzilla. Note that we
> pause kst (toolbar button) as we don't use streaming data anyway.

One of our highest priorities is to fix the update system, which is clearly 
pretty broken.

> 2) curve painting is sometimes broken (see attached screenshot for an
> example,
> you can only see spurious points around the 1.0 line, when it should
> actually
> display a solid line)

This appears to be because the grid lines are drawn above the curve.... which 
seems wrong (and easily fixable).

> 3) labels are sometimes cropped off (see attached screenshot, y axis labels
> on
> the left)


> Of course, I'll make bugzilla entries as soon as I can, but I thought I'd
> post
> some news on the list first in case I don't get to doing the bugzilla thing
> before some time... In case it helps, I am using a Solaris 8 machine.
> I am sorry to post such bad news when I really like kst so much, but I was
> soooo disappointed having to switch back to the Oct. snapshot... I hope the
> problems can be found and ironed out quickly :-)

Posting bad news is the best way to move ahead :-)
I have been concerned about responsiveness as well... We will get this fixed 
as a high priority.

Can you send some data files and .kst files we can play with to debug?

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