[Freewx-maint] Bug#750045: gnuplot: no longer works: assert "m_window" failed in DoGetSize()

Anton Gladky gladk at debian.org
Sun Jun 1 19:34:29 UTC 2014

Hi Ethan,

thanks a lot for a quick reply. We do always very appreciate
support from upstream-people.

I would then propose the following. If wx 2.8 will be available
for the next stable Debian Jessie, then we will switch back to
this 2.8 version without any major changes.

Otherwise, wxt will be disabled in Debian builds as a terminal
for gnuplot.

Best regards


2014-06-01 19:43 GMT+02:00 sfeam <sfeam at users.sourceforge.net>:
> Hi.  I'm a lead developer for gnuplot.
> Unfortunately this issue appeared just at the time we were putting out
> a release candidate for a major version upgrade to gnuplot 5.0.
> I don't think it is realistic for us to promise support for
> wxwidgets3.0 any time soon since the amount of revision required is
> unknown at this point.   I have added a warning in the Release Notes.
>    http://gnuplot.sourceforge.net/ReleaseNotes_5_0_rc1.html
> Would it be an acceptable option for Debian to provide a default
> build that uses Qt5 (or Qt4 for that matter) libraries rather than
> wxWidgets?  We spent a lot of effort over the last year or so
> polishing gnuplot's qt terminal and infrastructure, to the point
> where it is now faster and more performant than wxt.
> If your default gnuplot package doesn't require wxWidgets at all,
> then the wx version becomes moot.
> For the gnuplot version 5.0 release candidate this corresponds to
> build options
>   ./configure --disable-wxt  --with-qt=qt5
> (or --with-qt=qt4).
>         Ethan Merritt (sfeam)

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