|Open Source PHP OO Graph Rendering Utility|
GD 1 vs. GD 2
|PEAR Package of GraPHPite version 0.3.0dev1 released (2004-27-10 10:00)|
Since GraPHPite was accepted into PEAR work has been done to merge the existing PEAR package for graph creation (Image_Graph) and GraPHPite into a new package with the name Image_Graph. This work has finally resulted in a new version of Image_Graph/GraPHPite: version 0.3.0dev1. This means that GraPHPite's days as a standalone package are now gone and we are now a 'real' member of the PEAR communite - giving us high-quality PHP packages.
This also means that GraPHPite as it is presently enters a maintenance-only mode, meaning that version 1.2 is the last release of GraPHPite (as it is today) and bugs will be fixed in this version for some time on. The reason for not making a clean cut and say 'all development is on Image_Graph' is due to a lot of changes in the API making the existing users not be backwards compatible. This change in API was done in cooperation with the lead of the 'old' Image_Graph package, and was done to make things better, more consistent, easier to use and with better performance.
I hope everyone (eventually) switches to the new package once it matures some more, it will for sure (eventually) introduce some new features (without breaking API, which there are some strict rules for within the PEAR community). However the package is back in devel phase where API breaks are allowed, so at the present we are trying to come up with the final (definite) API, and therefore has released the package in devel state to allow for changes in the API if necessary. Once the API matures it would be recommended that existing users consider switching to the PEAR version, since all new development is performed there.
Planned improvements to the existing Image_Graph package are:
And probably much more once the ideas 'hit the surface'.
If you want to try the new package, simply install using PEAR:
pear install Image_Graph-develAs simple as that (if you have the required packages)...
/nosey (project admin)
The GraPHPite project has been accepted into PEAR, and will merge with the existing Image_Graph package, but the GraPHPite package will become the base of this new package, making yet another API change become less likely.
Changes to this version are:
For more details see ChangeLog in the distribution
Feature requests and enhancements are most welcome, and improvements/bug fixes will as always be fixed ASAP. Please post requests to the Feature Requests section of the GraPHPite project page.
Release information and package: SourceForge
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