[mapserver-dev] rendering plugin status

Alan Boudreault aboudreault at mapgears.com
Mon Jul 12 10:28:36 EDT 2010

Hi Thomas,

I'm going to test the sandbox and fix php mapscript to build properly.


On July 9, 2010 08:12:42 am thomas bonfort wrote:
> Devs,
> I've been working on the rendering overhaul for mapserver 6.0 in the
> mapserver6 sandbox.
> Featurewise, I think the transition is complete, and would now
> appreciate it if you guys could give it a try on your platforms and
> data, and report back on the problems that will inevitably arise.
> The renderer directory in msautotest contains "unit" tests of the
> functionality that should render smoothly across the different
> rendering backends (aside from bitmap fonts and scalebar/legend
> embedding with svg and pdf cairo backends).
> Summary of the most disruptive changes:
> * MapScripts are broken and won't compile, as there have been some api
> changes to remove everything GD-specific.
> * AGG backend is enabled by default and not optional.
> * The GD backend only supports PC256 imagemodes. Setting RGB or RGBA
> imagemodes should fall back to the AGG backend.
> * the default imagetypes have somewhat changed:
>    - png and gif : GD
>    - png24 and jpeg : AGG
>    - aggpng24 and aggjpeg have been removed
> * PDF and SVG backends have been removed and replaced by their cairo
> counterparts. The corresponding outputformat  drivers are CAIRO/PDF
> and CAIRO/SVG, or the default "svg" and "pdf" imagetypes.
> * png, jpeg, gif and freetype headers are required for compilation
> * kml output is broken for now and won't compile, don't enable it
> * probably some other points I've forgotten about.
> good luck :)
> thomas
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Alan Boudreault

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