[Qgis-developer] Re: symbology-ng build

John C. Tull jctull at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 13:07:22 EDT 2009

On Aug 18, 2009, at 12:39 AM, Martin Dobias wrote:
> John,
> I guess you've been setting labeling in the vector layer properties
> dialog, right? The new labeling engine based on PAL is currently
> available as a plugin: enable it in the plugin manager. Then you'll
> get "ABC" icon on the toolbar, clicking it will allow you to set
> labeling properties for current layer.
> Later I'd like to move the code to core library and the labeling
> settings will be available directly from layer properties dialog.
> Martin

Thanks for pointing that out. I tested it and it worked well  
initially. I got a crash when I tried to change some of the display  
options, but I do not have details or time right now to help debug.  
Overall, this is very impressive.

One quick note: there is no longer a way to set lines to a "no stroke"  
value. Setting the line width to 0.0 still draws a line. Sometimes it  
is nice to not have lines drawn, but still have labels placed on the  
canvas, e.g. when overlaying symbols on a raster layer.


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