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

Bob Ostermann bob at redinews.com
Wed Jan 16 14:16:40 MET 2002

maybe both RRD_FONT_DIRECTORY and RRD_FONT as runtime vars?

I keep all my fonts in /usr/local/fonts (already in use in a bunch of GD stuff)


At 12:09 AM 1/16/02 +0100, you wrote:

>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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