fixfox wrote:Any info on current projects ? Wattplot 5.0 ?
Has been a while...
Yes, it has certainly been a while. I have been swamped with other projects, including some custom R/E programming and a lot
of non R/E stuff.
However, the die-hard WattPlot fans have been keeping up the pressure, and every once in a while, WattPlot 5 takes another leap forward.
For those who are new to this topic, the original WattPlot was written in Visual Basic. It progressed up to version 4.6.xx, which is maintained but will not be further developed. The original WattPlot does not support the MATE3, for example.
WattPlot 5 is the next generation of WattPlot. It is written in VB.Net, which gives us powerful new capabilities, but also introduces some serious challenges when reproducing existing functionality. WattPlot 4 was incredibly rich, and we don't want to lose any of that moving forward.
I don't know when WattPlot 5 will be officially released - probably still a few months away at least. What I can tell you is that it is getting pretty close. Here are some of the things that are up and running already:
The MATE Communicaton Engine for WattPlot 5, which is compatible with the MATE3, has been out in the field for some time, proving itself in new applications like WattPlot VisualMATE
Completely resizable plots with more display options and improved accuracy.
Awesome new interval reporting capabilities.
Plotting from internal MATE3 data logs.
Option to view the performance of all system devices on a single plot.
Greatly expanded Automatic Actions, with multiple user-defined conditions.
Built-in VisualMATE display option.
Automatic licensing by email.
And expected things like the snapshot bars - all there, working, and ready to go.
Today, I was working on implementing version 5 of the original WattPlot TCP Server, allowing WattPlot to distribute a single MATE/MATE3 data stream to multiple clients. I may even consider releasing a little applet that will convert MATE3 data to the original MATE format over TCP/IP so that the old WattPlot 4.6 will be compatible with the MATE3.
So there you have it - most of the news from here at WattPlot. I do have one other item that is a bit too early to share - a piece of custom programming that we are now turning into a new product. I think there will be a lot of interest when that's ready...