Subject: CVS commit: pkgsrc/graphics/ploticus
To: None <>
From: Rene Hexel <>
List: pkgsrc-changes
Date: 09/20/2002 14:41:19
Module Name:	pkgsrc
Committed By:	rh
Date:		Fri Sep 20 11:41:19 UTC 2002

Modified Files:
	pkgsrc/graphics/ploticus: Makefile PLIST distinfo
	pkgsrc/graphics/ploticus/patches: patch-aa
Removed Files:
	pkgsrc/graphics/ploticus/patches: patch-ab patch-ac patch-ad

Log Message:
Update ploticus to 2.04.  Changes include tons of bufixes and improvements.
Provided by Grant Beattie <> in private mail.

New features include:
  * client-side imagemaps
  * Changed: #proc endproc may now be written #endproc. The old syntax
    will also continue to work.
  * New  feature  -  proc areadef categories - new modifier selectrows
    which  allows  categories  to  be taken from data field based on a
    conditional expression.
  * New  attribute  -  proc  processdata - outfile allows result to be
    written  to  a file. This came up because a user wanted to perform
    arithmetic  (a la getdata filter) to processdata result, and there
    was no way to do it.
  * New feature - proc annotate can now do drop shadows, beveling, and
    colored backing box with or without outline.
  * New   attribute  -  proc  getdata  -  pf_fieldnames  for  defining
    post-filter fieldnames.
  * New  attribute  - config and proc settings - numberspacerthreshold
    controls when thousands separator characters begin to appear.
  * New  system variable - CM_UNITS - indicates if working in -cm mode
    or not.
  * HTML server-side imagemap support has been added.
  * The  data parsing code has been rewritten, and now allows situations
    that  weren't  allowed  before.
  * new  attribute  -  proc  getdata  -  nfields - Controls the expected
    number of fields per record.
  * new  attribute  - proc getdata - fieldnamerows - like fieldnames but
    allows data field names to be given one per line.
  * new  attribute  -  proc  lineplot - gapmissing - allows missing data
    points to cause a gap in the curve. Similar parameter added to lines
    and chron prefabs.
  * new  attribute  -  proc  scatterplot  -  clustermethod - control how
    duplicate points will be clustered.
  * new  attribute  -  proc  scatterplot  - symfield and symrangefield -
    allows symbol shape, color, etc. to be controlled by a data field.
  * new  attribute  -  proc  scatterplot  - dupsleg allows symbol shape,
    color, etc. to be controlled by degree of duplicity
  * prefabs  -  added  rectangle  as  a  standard parameter. It controls
    plotting area  size   (and  location,  if  rendering  in  paginated
  * some new functions, including $numgroup() and $dategroup() which are
    useful in grouping a set of numbers or dates into bins.
  * SVG capabilities. The driver was written by Bill Traill.
  * postscript   -   ISO  Latin1  encoding  added,  so  that  European
    characters  may be produced in postscript exactly like they are in
    the other environments (ascii 128-255).
  * Created graphic files are automatically chmod'ed to mode 644.
  * Prefabs
  * CGI mode
  * A new script interpreter. New flow of control operators including:
    #elseif #else #for #while #setifnotgiven #call #write #shell, etc.
    Also,  increased  capacities  for  data  fields and variables (250
    chars) and script input lines (3000). The new interpreter involves
    some  script  syntax  changes  that  may cause existing scripts to
    break in some cases.
  * #sql,  a  new  directive  for retrieving data directly from an SQL
    database.    This    is    currently    under   development,   and
    user-contributed  client  interfaces  to  DBMSs  such as MySQL and
    Oracle would be welcome (the code is in dbinterface.c)
  * Added:  proc areadef autorange - new subattributes selectrows (for
    selecting rows to be considered when scanning for min and max) and
    combomode  (to allow correct finding of min and max for situations
    like error bars and stacked bars).
  * Added:  proc  areadef  autorange  -  now  sets variables DATAXMIN,
    DATAXMAX, DATAYMIN, and DATAYMAX - the actual minima and maxima of
    data field.
  * Added: proc axis - stubevery attribute
  * Added:  proc  getdata  -  pathname attribute, to specify data file
    name directly without involving cat(1)
  * Added: proc bars - colorfield attribute - set bar color based on a
    data field
  * Added: proc legendentry - tag attribute
  * Added: various new functions
  * Added: the temp file default path name and default slash character
    can now be changed in pl.h or in a config file.
  * Added:  resource  utilization  (cpu  time and size of created disk
    files)  now  can  be  controlled.  Default upper limits are 10 cpu
    seconds  and  5,000,000 bytes. Limits may be altered in pl.h or by
    using a config file
  * Added: various other config file settings

To generate a diff of this commit:
cvs rdiff -r1.12 -r1.13 pkgsrc/graphics/ploticus/Makefile
cvs rdiff -r1.1 -r1.2 pkgsrc/graphics/ploticus/PLIST
cvs rdiff -r1.3 -r1.4 pkgsrc/graphics/ploticus/distinfo
cvs rdiff -r1.3 -r1.4 pkgsrc/graphics/ploticus/patches/patch-aa
cvs rdiff -r1.1 -r0 pkgsrc/graphics/ploticus/patches/patch-ab \
    pkgsrc/graphics/ploticus/patches/patch-ac \

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