In case you’ve been wondering. I’m plugging along with Dex 0.6. I’m spending a lot of time rewriting the documentation and have decided to use DokuWiki to keep it up to date. Rather than having to worry about security, I will simply publish the pages via SiteExport to the new website that I will announce and publish when ready.
Using a wiki really takes the labor out of documentation. I had a snazzy look and feel, managed to learn CSS, but realized that it was going to take up too much of my time to maintain. DokuWiki seems to be a near perfect fit. Later on, I can migrate the content to a live wiki when there things settle down and if a supportive user base emerges.
I’m also looking at github as a place to store the code. This probably won’t happen for awhile.
Meanwhile, I am also coding new things which make the data easier to get at and easier to visualize. I am focusing on the core usability of the GUI and trying to polish the existing components up a bit.
For instance, you can now view any selected taskbar components side by side. Here is an example where I’ve selected 4 stacked area charts for comparison.
This makes comparing things a breeze.
There are some new components which make life easier:
- Multi-File Input : Read in multiple files at once.
- Text Input – Input your own text to be parsed.
- Split Columns – Split one or more columns on a regular expression.
- Pre3D Graph – Visualize and interact with 3D equations.
- Spreadsheet – Write and edit data on the fly.
- Write CSV – Write out output to a CSV.
Many components are undergoing some degree of split and polish.
Hopefully I can get this release out by the end of November 2012. If anyone has any suggestions, please forward them on.