#170 Source for "gnuplot 4.7 patchlevel 0"



is there to get the source code of "gnuplot 4.7 patchlevel 0"?

I used this version for an application which I now want to deploy on raspberry.
The new version "gnuplot 5.0 patchlevel rc1" causes to much errors.

Best regards,


  • Alexander

    Alexander - 2014-06-25

    "is there to get" = "is there a way to get" ...

  • Ethan Merritt

    Ethan Merritt - 2014-06-25

    4.7 was the version number used during development of version 5. It does not correspond to any single point time. If you want to recreate a snapshot of the development code at a particular date, you can use a command such as
    cvs update -D 01-Jan-2012
    after checking out the main code repository.
    (See general instructions for code checkout and use of CVS)

  • Ethan Merritt

    Ethan Merritt - 2014-06-25

    On the other hand, wouldn't it make more sense to post the errors you are getting so that we can fix them in version 5? There will be another release candidate, 5.o-rc2, later this summer.

  • Alexander

    Alexander - 2014-06-27

    Hi Ethan,

    thank a lot!
    With your approach I could get gnuplot 4.7 I had only to changed the date to 2013-03-04. The data 01-Jan-2012 created the source for gnuplot 4.5.

    I'm not sure if gnuplot alone was responsible for the errors. I should say that I use gnuplot with a Python library (gnuplot-py 1.8). Some of the error were I guess related to the hypertxt feature. Other were pretty strange e.g. "set term png" produced "unknown or ambiguous terminal type; type just 'set terminal' for a list".

    I hope this helps you.

    Kind regards,

  • Ethan Merritt

    Ethan Merritt - 2014-06-27

    The point is that "4.7.0" does not correspond to a single snapshot of the source. It kept that identifier during 2 years of daily development. To recreate a binary built on a particular day you need to look at the "last modified" date printed to the terminal when you run the program.

    As to your png error message. That just means the copy of gnuplot you were using was not linked against libgd, which provides the png terminal.

    If there is a bug with hypertext support, please report it.

  • Ethan Merritt

    Ethan Merritt - 2014-07-07
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