Dev:Software roadmap

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A software roadmap is in the process of being developed. My task at the moment is figuring out what all I will be implementing over the next 4-6 months and quantize it into specific discrete steps. This way everyone should know when to expect specific types of functionality. If you would like to lobby for specific functionality to be implemented sooner than what is stated, please discuss it in the talk page.

Since the roadmap isn't finished yet, here is an unsorted list of things that I plan to implement:

  • Optimizations
    • Change the way surfaces are stored in memory from chunky to planar. This alone should provide significant speed improvements, as well as pave the way for hardware optimization.
    • Support for arbitrary color channels
    • Support for customizable color mixing gamma
  • User Interface
    • Re-write the canvas properties dialog, as it is currently too awkward and confusing
    • Reimplement the draw tool so that it is actually useful

There is certainly much more that I haven't mentioned, but it's a start.

Timeline Test

This is just me testing out the timeline feature in mediawiki. <timeline> ImageSize = width:160 height:550 PlotArea = width:50 height:530 left:50 bottom:10

DateFormat = yyyy Period = from:1910 till:1965 TimeAxis = orientation:vertical ScaleMajor = unit:year increment:5 start:1920

PlotData =

 color:red fontsize:S                               # set defaults
 bar:USSR from:1919 till:1922 text:Lenin            # red bar
 bar:USSR from:1922 till:1953 text:Stalin           # red bar
 bar:USSR from:1939 till:1945 text:WWII color:green # green bar
 bar:USSR from:1953 till:1964 text:Krushchev        # red bar
 color:blue                                         # change default color
 bar:US from:1913 till:1921 text:Wilson             # blue bar
 bar:US from:1917 till:1918 text:WWI color:green    # green bar
 bar:US from:1921 till:1923 text:Harding            # blue bar
  1. > this multiline comment does not end command PlotData,
  even when the previous line does not start with a space<#
  bar:US from:1923 till:1929 text:Coolidge           # blue bar