OpenGraph for Mac OS X should be arriving in June from
VVI, Ed VanVliet, director of application development, told MacCentral.
The Mac OS X version of OpenGraph will be available for enterprise customers this time, and the consumer-level shrink-wrap version will ship when Mac OS X is preinstalled on Mac computers, he added.
Developed in 1989, OpenGraph is a programming framework for high-transaction and real-time graphing, plotting and figure generation and other visualization needs. The current version has a Cocoa application user interface. By late 2001, VVI is slated to have Microsoft VisualC++ and CodeWarrior based versions available, in addition to the Cocoa version at the same level of completeness, according to VanVliet. All versions are maintained in a single source-base and translated to the mentioned systems.
The current version of OpenGraph doesn’t take advantage of the Altivec processor (also known as the Velocity Engine), but the next version will incorporate Altivec features, VanVliet said. However, the present version does take advantage of such OS X features as multithreading and other Unix underpinnings, he added. Plus, OpenGraph currently works with WebObjects 4.5.x. Support for WebObjects 5.0 is also expected, though VanVliet said he’s unable to comment on that at this time.