[Qgis-developer] No fix for 2.0 for #8068, wrong font display in qgis server

Larry Shaffer larrys at dakotacarto.com
Mon Sep 2 20:40:21 PDT 2013


After many hours of visual testing, monkeying with the code and generally
banging my head against a wall, I've come to the conclusion I can not
commit the partial fix I have for this issue [0] without possibly causing
issues in other types of output: canvas, composer, PDF, etc. Part of this
is due to the way I coded the new label components and now it looks like
there is definitely something screwy with the way server handles fonts.
There are too many variables and no really useful unit test suite yet.

I suggest the following course of action:

1) Release the desktop version with this as a known blocker, albeit mostly
related to server output.

2) Have an experienced dev review the label painting code who is familiar
with both labeling and server, e.g. Marco H., etc.

3) While the code is being reviewed, I can work towards finishing the
initial unit test suite for labeling (with crosschecks between canvas and
composer, server outputs). Absolutely no labeling features are added or bug
fixes committed until there is a functioning test suite for the most common
labeling uses and outputs.

4) When this issue is appropriately fixed and tested, look at possibly
releasing an updated server component/pkg, if needed.

[0] http://hub.qgis.org/issues/8068


Larry Shaffer
Dakota Cartography
Black Hills, South Dakota
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