[rrd-users] Re: [rrd-developers] Image clipping/stacking want ed in 1.1.x (Was: "Re:

BAARDA, Don don.baarda at baesystems.com
Tue Mar 6 08:28:05 MET 2001


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Tobias Oetiker [SMTP:oetiker at ee.ethz.ch]
> Sent:	Tuesday, March 06, 2001 6:14 PM
> To:	BAARDA, Don
> Cc:	Jakob Ilves; Alex van den Bogaerdt; RRD users
> Subject:	RE: [rrd-users] Re: [rrd-developers] Image clipping/stacking
> want ed in 1.1.x (Was: "Re:
> Today BAARDA, Don wrote:
>  | 	Actually, that's probably exaggerating a bit; the graphing already
>  | in RRD is more impressive than many third-party graphing tools.
> However, I
	                   should be "most"
>  | tend to think of the graphing part as separate from rrd itself. It
> would
>  | probably pay separate them more, providing a clean API between them.
>  | Currently it is easy to use rrd databases with other graphing tools
> (thanks
>  | to fetch), but not so easy to use rrd's graph feature with other data
>  | sources (unless you feed them into an RRD first).
>  [...]
> as for improving the graphing ... as you may have noticed from my
> websites ... graphics is one of my favorite passtimes ... that is
> why I spend so mucht thought on it ...
	That's another reason why having the graphing functionality separate
from rrd would be useful; you could use the graphing features separately
from the rrd database features. I'm sure there are people using SQL
databases full of data that would love to have graphs as good as RRD...


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