[SciPy-dev] Re: Open Office

Mark Evans lists at UltimateG.com
Sat Aug 3 13:15:53 CDT 2002

All right Eric.  I'm not very well acquainted with Chaco.  It will
take a while to learn about this project.

The only points I would make in OO's defence are that it already
offers a well engineered component / multi-language architecture.
The whole emphasis of their new chart effort is a UNO-compliant
chart layer.  UNO supports Java and Python along with C++.

I would advise not forming fixed opinions until you have
actually investigated their code and documents.
Possibly they might even adopt Chaco as their engine.  With UNO it's
not a question of disentangling huge C++ libraries.  It's more a
question of writing UNO plug-ins in any supported language.

Another thing -- do not force Chaco users into one class library
like wxPython.  There are many others.  The OO views framework is one.
FOX is another.  And I'm getting more and more interested in a library
called Visual Component Framework on Sourceforge which to my mind has
the best architecture of any open source project including wx and Qt.

I agree that keeping as much code as possible in Python is a good thing.
This is after all Scientific Python.


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