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From Kevan Miller <kevan.mil...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Monitoring Client may need a new graphing engine
Date Fri, 07 Dec 2007 03:35:04 GMT

On Dec 6, 2007, at 9:29 PM, Erik B. Craig wrote:

> All,
>
> Currently the monitoring client is using Dojo 0.4.3 charting, which  
> does not necessarily behave as expected on Firefox/Safari on a mac,  
> or on IE6 on Windows.
> I consider this to be a shortcoming, and given the new version of  
> Dojo available (1.0.1), began investigating migrating the monitoring  
> client over to the new version of Dojo, only to find that the new  
> version of dojo appears to be a significant rewrite of the old code  
> base, leaving out some features that I consider to be very visually  
> pleasing and important for statistics viewing. While rummaging  
> through the Dojo forums, I stumbled upon another Javascript graphing  
> framework called Timeplot, which is part of the SIMILE project at  
> MIT, and while this has it's own set of limitations... I'm trying to  
> figure out the lesser of three evils before it comes a time that  
> this monitoring plugin will be released, so that I have enough time  
> (read: 3-5 days) to migrate the javascript generation over to  
> something new if necessary.
>
> I have created a small demonstration page that shows all three  
> options graphed with the same data series, as well as weighing some  
> of the advantages/disadvantages I could come up with,
> Please have a look, and let me know your thoughts.
>
> http://people.apache.org/~ecraig/graphdemo/
>
> Personally, I think it would be really cool if we could use the  
> Timeplot graphing libraries, as it is all BSD licensed and therefore  
> friendly I believe (right, Kevan?)... and also EXTREMELY cool for  
> showing multiple data series in one chart.

I'll take a look at the license info for Timeplot.

However, if Timeplot doesn't work in IE, that's a severe disadvantage.  
Can you explain what doesn't work?

--kevan
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