[arch-general] Enable FLTK Octave backend?
stavallo at unina.it
Wed Sep 28 09:17:43 EDT 2011
I read in the Octave documentation  that a newer (than gnuplot) plotting
capability is provided by the FLTK/OpenGL backend. This new backend is not
available in the current octave arch package, because the fltk library is
required to be installed at build time.
I read that the FLTK backend is rather faster (for 3d plots) than the gnuplot
backend, and also some options (e.g., Postscript level 3 or pdflatex outputs
of the print command) are only available with the new backend.
I installed fltk from extra and recompiled octave. The new backend seems to
work fine and it is also enables to zoom (or rotate) and pan the current plot.
I don't know if the addition of the FLTK backend has been discussed in the
past and abandoned for some reasons, but I see no issues in including it,
since the default backend seems to still be gnuplot. So, adding the support
for the FLTK backend would be as simple as putting fltk in makedepends and
Should I open a bug to track this feature request?
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