On 2009-07-12 19:34-0400 Hazen Babcock wrote:
> We are rapidly approaching the tentative early August release date for
> PLplot 5.9.5. I believe we still have the following features pending for
> this release:
> (1) The addition of the plarc() function to the API.
> (2) Custom axis labeling.
> (3) Automated coding style cleanup.
> Anything else that we want to get in? Anything that we want to drop for
> this release? After this we'll be (or at least should be :) ) focusing
> our attention more on stability and less on features until after 5.10
> comes out.
Thanks for that reminder. It's amazing how quickly this summer is going
by. Here are some additional features I would like to see in this release.
(4) Improved interactive testing (much progress, but still only partially
(5) Finish work on qsastime (leap seconds, ephemeris time, TT, etc.) and
extending python example 29 to demonstrate these new time capabilities once
they are available.
(6) Propagate python example 29 (once it is finished) to the other languages
with API adjustments as needed for our various languages.
Feature 4 should not take me too much longer. I am sorry feature 5 has
already been delayed much too long, but I promise to get back to it and
finish it off. Once it is done, feature 6 is completely straightforward.
In light of the above 6 features (and probably more since I assume Werner
will want to finish his D examples), a release date of only two weekends
from now (which was my idea in the first place) is obviously optimistic. So
let's put it off until the earliest weekend in September that is convenient
for Hazen, but make that a hard deadline (since timely releases are
Alan W. Irwin
Astronomical research affiliation with Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Victoria (astrowww.phys.uvic.ca).
Programming affiliations with the FreeEOS equation-of-state implementation
for stellar interiors (freeeos.sf.net); PLplot scientific plotting software
package (plplot.org); the libLASi project (unifont.org/lasi); the Loads of
Linux Links project (loll.sf.net); and the Linux Brochure Project