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Re: moving toward a 3.0 release

From: David Bateman
Subject: Re: moving toward a 3.0 release
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 14:06:22 +0200
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Bill Denney wrote:
> David Bateman wrote:
>> So would you be willing to try to write a backend? Do you know of
>> someone who would? How long do you estimate the time needed (taking into
>> account that this is a volunteer project) to write such a backend? Sorry
>> to be direct, but these need to be answered so that John can fix the
>> feature freeze date.
> At this point, I can't really volunteer to write a backend.  I really
> just don't have the time to work on it.
> I think that octaviz and octplot would probably work for the backend. 
> Honestly, I think that finishing the frontend would take about another
> 20-30 hours for me, and I think that a backend would take another 10
> hours for someone else.  I could write an SVG backend, but I don't
> have experience writing graphics applications, so I wouldn't want to
> volunteer for anything other than that.
> That said, for me to try to find 20-30 hours for the frontend and
> another 10 for the backend would be very difficult right now.  For
> another person to volunteer to do it, if they had a relatively large
> amount of free time, it could be done in two-three weeks.
> Bill
Ok, so we are looking for a volunteer with a few weeks to spend adapting
your frontend and writing a backend.. Basically for historical reasons,
I think a gnuplot backend is the first that should be written.. Any


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