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

Marco Hugentobler marco.hugentobler at sourcepole.ch
Tue Sep 3 01:40:07 PDT 2013

Hi Larry, Tim

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


I'm interested looking into the labeling painting code. However it will 
probably not happen before the hackfest.


On 03.09.2013 10:20, Tim Sutton wrote:
> Hi
> On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 5:40 AM, Larry Shaffer <larrys at dakotacarto.com 
> <mailto: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
> Tim
>     Regards,
>     Larry Shaffer
>     Dakota Cartography
>     Black Hills, South Dakota
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Dr. Marco Hugentobler
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