KDE.News interviews developers of the LabPlot and SciDAVis projects
about their collaboration plans. Both projects are GUI plotting tools and plan to work together on back-end code. "The collaboration has stopped short of merging the projects for a few reasons. There are (presently at least) different approaches to the user interface. Alexander notes that 'SciDAVis, being a fork of QtiPlot, provides an Origin like way of doing plotting. LabPlot has a different approach. Both programs have their own user basis. This fact justifies the development of two UIs supporting different workflows'. Knut agrees with this but sees a bigger obstacle in the choice of pure Qt or KDE in the applications: 'SciDAVis is expressly cross-platform, and the practical viability of KDE on Windows and Mac OS X remains to be proven. LabPlot on the other hand puts some emphasis on its integration with KDE'.
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