[rrd-developers] rrdtool is now using freetype and libart

Tobias Oetiker oetiker at ee.ethz.ch
Wed Jan 16 00:09:29 MET 2002


Over the last few weeks I have been working on a huge patch for
rrdtool (1.1.x CVS) to replace libgd by libart and freetype.

The result is still a bit rough round the edges, but the graphs
are now 'zoomable' anti-aliased and all the colors can be specified
with alpha transparency.

It is all in the cvs archive and tonight a current snapshot will
show up in the beta directory of the rrdtool/pub tree ...

I have not yet tried building what is in cvs, but this would only
be a matter of some files which I have messed up while checking in

The new version also contains all new configure and friends which
will only work with the latest and greatest automake, libtool and

The legend placement is not yet done optimally, I will implement
tabs to allow the alignement of proportional fonts and vertical
text is not implemnted as well ...

Currently you must adjust the line
#define RRD_DEFAULT_FONT "/usr/openwin/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/Arial.ttf"
in rrd_graph.c to point to a truetype font on your system ... I
will integrate this into configure.ac. What would help me is a list
of places where fonts may be found on a system ... the above is for
solaris ...


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