As of mid July 2011, the initial version of DatPlot is feature complete and beta testing has begun. Not only am I in the process of testing DatPlot and squashing bugs, but I also am in the process of having two engineering colleagues use DatPlot in their day-to-day plotting needs. I want to know if DatPlot is a useful and effective tool for them to create their strip chart and scatter/line plots. Feedback so far has been positive.
Going forward, I plan on following the “Release early, release often” philosophy. The idea is to release the initial version with the features most requested by users, but make that version available as soon as possible and as stable as possible. After the initial version is released, I hope to release updated versions on a more or less regular basis with new features added, as requested by users. Some feature requests may never make the cut for one reason or another. But the point is that I envision DatPlot’s future to be guided by the users’ needs based on what they require in their daily work plotting numeric data.
I would love to hear your thoughts on any of this, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org