Roadmap

I will be refactoring the roadmap shortly. Docfrac will be 100% open source and free as in beer. Please disregard the old information in the roadmap.

Version 3 Roadmap

Version 3.1.5 has been released except for the DOS command line platform.

DocFrac has been redesigned from the ground up in version 3. DocFrac’s RTF to HTML handling has been made more reliable. HTML to RTF has been improved immeasurably.

Please note these plans are subject to change.

Version Features Notes Planned Date
3.2.0
  • Will be released as dual license: commercial for Windows GUI and programming kit. Open source for all other platforms (including all command line clients).
  • UI internationalisation:
    • refactor the UI to support internationalisation
    • translate into available languages
    • support non-english input and output filenames
  • ActiveX platform will be included in this release and subsequent releases
November 2007
3.2.1
  • Improved international character conversion:
    • UTF8 text output
    • more extensive testing of international support
Q1 2008
3.3.0
  • Table borders;
  • cell borders;
  • table background
    colour;
  • cell background
    colour;
  • cell size; and
  • basic tab handling;
Q3-2008
3.4.0
  • Font size;
  • font name; and
  • font family.
Q1-2008

History

Recent History

Version Features Notes Date Released
3.0.0
  • Bold;
  • italic;
  • underline;
  • colour;
  • left justified;
  • centre justified;
  • right justified;
  • justified;
  • numbered list;
  • bulleted list;
  • tables;
  • compatability with all
    versions of OpenOffice;
  • english characters;
  • german characters; and
  • spanish characters.
Including:

  • Source code
  • Linux command line
  • 16 bit DOS command line
  • Old-style Windows GUI
  • Windows DLL
  • Windows ActiveX

Finished:

  • Linux command line
  • Old-style Windows GUI
  • Windows DLL
  • Windows ActiveX

Delayed:

  • 16 bit DOS command line

The 16 bit DOS command line platform has been delayed until a 16 bit
ISO compliant C++ compiler can be found. Then integration must be
performed.

All
platforms except
16 bit DOS command line:Sunday, 23rd of May
2004DOS command line:delayed
3.0.1
/ 3.0.2
Bug
fixes
Implemented
/ added:

  • Man page for linux
    command line platform

The following bugs:

  • Windows platform had
    numerous memory bugs
  • Linux command line
    platform shows debug output by default
  • Linux command line
    platform’s help information is incorrect
  • DLL requires Borland
    BCB3 runtime libraries
  • DLL demo requires BCB3
    runtime libraries
  • ActiveX platform’s
    interface is not suitable for
    Foxpro
  • ActiveX demo requires
    BCB3 runtime libraries

Known issues:

  • Windows platform needs
    a complete rewrite. The “Windows”
    platform is
    not ActiveX or
    DLL.
  • If  DocFrac
    cannot create the output
    file it is not possible to exit the application.
  • The ActiveX platform
    may have an issue when managed by the
    .NET framework.
Before
7th of June 2004.
3.1.0 Rewrite
Windows
platform. Fix other known issues.
This
does
not apply to the
ActiveX and
DLL platforms.Implemented:

  • New Windows platform

Fixed:

  • Most Windows platform
    bugs

Known issues:

  • The ActiveX platform
    may have an issue when managed by the
    .NET framework.
Released:
3rd of September 2004
3.1.1 Fix
bugs in
ActiveX component
Ready
to package. Fixes bugs on all
platforms.Fixed:

  • random empty file
    output

Known issues:

  • .NET and VBA crashes
    not confirmed
Released:
28th
of March 2005
3.1.2
  • Port to Borland Turbo C++
  • Fix outstanding bugs
  • Refactor code
No
Linux or Programming Kit platform
Friday,
20th of October 2006
3.1.3
  • Refactoring
  • Bug fixes
Programming
Kit platformLinux platform may be compiled from source
Thursday,
26th of October 2006
3.1.4
  • Refactoring including:
    • eliminate singletons
    • eliminate global variables
    • eliminate unneccessary classes
  • Add logging (at least debug logging)
November
2006
3.1.5 Bugfixes from better testing:

  • need a set of test input files
  • more extensive unit testing
  • This will be the last consolidation / bugfix release
  • DJGPP version
Sunday, 29th of April 2007

Version 2.71

The RTF to HTML conversion works very well. From all formats to text works very well. HTML to RTF is not supported as
well as in version 3.

To
RTF
To
HTML
To
text
From
RTF
Good Good
From
HTML
Needs Work Good
From
text
Good Good