Charts are used for visualizing data sets from e.g. spreadsheets by two and three dimensional diagrams. There are a lot of different two- and three-dimensional chart types you can choose from. This page gathers information about the new chart implementation of OpenOffice.org. It is especially written to help newcomers to the process of developing for the new OOo chart module.
If you would like to participate, if you have comments or questions related to the chart you are welcome on the graphics mailing lists: (users,dev,features,bugs,cvs)@graphics.openoffice.org. See also the side-box with some useful Links.
Helping with the Chart
If you like to help developing the chart, you can find useful information here.
- Compiling the new chart module deprecated. Since SRC680.m213, the master build contains the module chart2, so the procedure for developing code for the chart is the same as for every other project.
- Some notes about debugging functions
- FAQ about Chart API Compatibility If you have problems with Macros or extensions that use the com.sun.star.chart API you may find answers or ask questions on this page.
The new chart implementation will be part of OpenOffice.org 2.3. A developer snapshot of the release candidates is available on the OOo download page. The localizations (CWS localisation21) and some final fixes for the chart (CWS chart12) are integrated into OOG680.m2.
For a list of known bugs see the Chart project page.
This section gives an overview over new features that are either integrated, planned for a future release or not yet planned to implement for a specific version.
The features listed here are integrated in the product, so they are available for download. Note: OOo 2.3 is not released yet, but will be very soon
The features listed here are planned for one of the upcoming releases.
This list is based primarily on the List of wished enhancements for Charts.
- Data Labels
- Chart formatting
- Trend lines and error bars
- Range and data series
- Chart annotation
Here you can find some technical articles about the chart, that may help for future development.
- code contributors
- Daniel Rentz (Sun Microsystems, Calc)
- Niklas Nebel (Sun Microsystems, Calc)
- Thomas Lange (Sun Microsystems, Writer)
- Regina Henschel (splines, online-help, testing)
- Weiz Hao (RedflagOffice)
- Mao Yonggang (RedflagOffice)
- working permanently on chart QA
- Thomas Klarhöfer (Sun Microsystems, QA for chart)
- Jörg Sievers (Sun Microsystems, Test-tool automation for chart)
- User Experience
- Matthias Müller-Prove (Sun Microsystems)
- Uwe Fischer (Sun Microsystems)
- other contributors
Note: if anybody thinks he is missing on this list or a comment is not complete, please drop me a note or modify this page