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

Tim Sutton lists at linfiniti.com
Tue Sep 3 01:20:28 PDT 2013


On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 5:40 AM, Larry Shaffer <larrys at dakotacarto.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> 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
Thanks Larry. If there are no other objects I will go ahead with branching
for release tonight.



> Regards,
> Larry Shaffer
> Dakota Cartography
> Black Hills, South Dakota
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