Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 172565
compile with gd
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:16 EST
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Description of problem:
The new gd based png rendering is better. With the patch that avoid x crashing I didn't have any issue on FC 4 with that configuration.
There is an issue, though, as the gd back-end uses true type fonts and there are not so many in fc core, so the user still has to update by hand his GDFONTPATH. It is well documented in the gnuplot manual so I believe it is better than not having this functionality compiled in. Furthermore it is still possible to use the old driver and the behaviour of the program will match the manual.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. use the new png terminal options
Hum, after reading the manual once more it appears that the old driver cannot be
used together with the new driver... So there is a backward compatibility issue,
still I think using the gd based backend is the way to go...
The new backend supports all the options of the old one, doesn't it?
The change would require to change in BuildRequires gd, instead of libpng
(In reply to comment #2)
> The new backend supports all the options of the old one, doesn't it?
Not really. The options are not the same. For example there is no gray option
for the new backend.
This bug and https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=173922 share
common buildtime needs for a BuildReq: gd-devel
What is the problem in proceeding to add it, to resolve both, please, packaging
Fixed in gnuplot-4.0.0-14.fc7.