From: Thomas J. Duck <tomduck@fi...> - 2005-03-05 20:12:16
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I have built a test release for PLplot 5.5.0, which you
can download at
I have tested it, and as far as I can tell everything looks
good. Please check for yourselves to see if you are happy
with the test release contents. If all is well, then we can
proceed to the development release within the next few weeks.
BTW, when there are issues in the mailing list that
require my attention as Release Manager, please be sure to
cc:tom.duck@... so that I don't miss it. If I don't
respond within a few days, please just email me again.
I keep up with the list as much as possible, but my other
responsibilities and high volume of received email means
things sometimes inadvertently get missed.
A couple of issues have come up in my efforts to
build and test a plplot release.
1) I needed to update configure.ac to use version 5.5.0
in order to get a proper build. This means that if you
bootstrap, your plplot version will be changed to 5.5.0.
2) Java: For some reason, /usr/include/jni.h is never
detected during configure, and this is unexpected (for me).
Can someone fix this? I can't test anything in Java yet.
3) Configure reports that I am missing libitk, but I have
libitk3.1.so.1 installed. What's this about?
4) The Debian pdl package depends on plplot, and so I can't
apt-get install it, and will need to build it from scratch.
I haven't done this yet, and so perl hasn't been tested.
5) For example 8, c and c++ produce postscript files that are
twice as large as for the other languages. It looks to me
as if some surfaces are plotted twice when I watch
the xwin driver draw them. This causes some of our
other interactive devices (like gcw) to respond rather
slowly. Any volunteers to fix this?
Thomas J. Duck <tomduck@...>
Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 3J5.
Tel: (902)494-1456 | Fax: (902)494-5191 | Lab: (902)494-3813
Public key: http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x17D965DB
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