Year is finishing, and as a kind of "end-of-year" gift, I'm happy to announce that a freshy new CoreUpdate-17-12 is available from now ! ;-))
IMPORTANT : this is a very "sensible" update, and you cannot just to apply it on the top of already deployed dim_STAT instance as before.. -- there was a need to fix several issues within "under
hood" binaries to make the new stuff working properly, so the new code has simply no chances to work with old binaries.. So far, I decided to make it all as a "single shot move" -- align a new update
shipment with a moving to "64bit" versions support only :
- e.g. this is not a new version of dim_STAT
- this is just a "remastered" 64bit release + several visible and internal fixes
- any 32bit releases are remained "as it", and it makes no more sense to continue to support them..
- 64bit versions of dim_STAT v.9.0 are available for Linux and MacOSX
- any further CoreUpdate will work only with 64bit version having the latest supported binaries..
So, what about this "new stuff" requiring such deep changes to go till the binaries remastering ?.. -- a very long story short, this is all about support of SVG images ! ;-)) -- I've
started to develop dim_STAT exactly 20 years (!!) ago.. (hard to believe time is flying so fast..) -- initially dim_STAT used Java Applets (it was very lightweight (yes! it was so 20 years ago ;-))
and it was really cool, "live", etc.) -- but then Java support in a browser became only heavier and heavier, so I've added PNG images support (which could bring back the initial lightweight to
dim_STAT and make it "usable" again ;-)) -- and today, things are changing again ;-)) -- "retina" and other "high resolution" screens become more an more popular, and on these screens my previously
"good enough" PNG graphs are looking just "ugly" (to be polite ;-)). After testing and analyzing tons of various JS-based (or other) live graphing tools/libs, I've finally stopped my choice on SVG !
-- it's already supported by most of web browsers, still lightweight, and has a huge advantage -- it's extremely well "readable" !! and you can scale (!!) it very easily as much as you want ;-))
(so, no more color confusions and simply ugly graphics ;-))
An SVG graph is looking like this :
well, this is just a snapshot, but hope you already can get an idea about how much "more clean" your graphs could be ;-))