[Kst] kst 2.0.0 schedule?

Barth Netterfield netterfield at astro.utoronto.ca
Wed Jan 13 18:36:11 CET 2010

I think I will attempt to put out a beta-4 asap (as in, before I do anything 
else) so that the old beta-2 doesn't hang around any longer.

Your list is mainly pre-2.0.0 stuff.  See embedded comments.


On January 13, 2010 12:21:46 pm Brisset, Nicolas wrote:
> Hi Barth,
> I was wondering if you already have clear ideas to further steps wrt
> kst2. You had mentioned you would make a new release around January 1st,
> and I don't know what is on your agenda. What I think should be
> addressed before 2.0.0 is released is:
> 1) printing which does not allow for saving the config, making batch
> printing unusable

Yes.  We need a clear description of what we need though.  Can you make a 
draft in the bug report?

> 2) the datasource API which is in need of some cleanup (or at least the
> ASCII datasource) - particularly for config widgets, and config
> saving/loading

Clearly pre-2.0.

> 3) performance (not that I personally have problems, but from what Matt
> mentioned a while ago it seemed pretty bad compared to kst 1.x, which I
> think should not be the case), but that was before your update and
> drawing fixes and I don't know if there have been new real-world tests
> recently - would surely be interesting!

I've done a lot of work in this area, and I think it is now at least as good 
as 1.x, if not better.  So I think that is done.

> 4) the new font system (is it a pre-2.0.0 or post-2.0.0 change?)

It will change .kst files and will be relativly easy, so, pre 2.0.0

> 5) possibly some UI fixes which I wanted to suggest but never came
> around to it :-(

Well... some pre 2.0.0, some post 2.0.0 depending on what they are :-)

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