Am 27.01.2016 um 22:31 schrieb Allin Cottrell:
On Wed, 27 Jan 2016, Sven Schreiber wrote:
> here's a very concrete feature request: In gretl's GUI window for
> gnuplot there's still some space below the drop-down list for the
> point symbol (which applies at least to "points" and
> IMO it would be useful to put a box there to specify the point size;
> for example, a value of 0.5 would imply adding "ps 0.5" to the
> respective gnuplot command line. The box could be exactly like the one
> for linewidth, but of course would only be active whenever the point
> type selector is active as well.
There's now an attempt at this in git. No doubt there are bugs that need
to be beaten out of it.
thanks -- will tests ASAP.
I commmented on this earlier, but one more remark: I can understand if
some Linux distros are slow to update to gnuplot 5. While there's a
number of nice new features there's also a number of backward
incompatible changes -- some of which change the appearance of plots
produced by older scripts (sometimes but not always for the better) and
some of which cause older scripts to fail.
I'm having problems to connect to the Ubuntu packages list server, but
it looks as if the gnuplot5 package will be in the forthcoming long-term
support release 16.04 LTS. It is in Debian stable already.
Then Mint will have the stuff from Ubuntu in May/June. Or is there even
a backport of gnuplot5 to Mint 17(.3) already?
My suggestion would be to switch to gnuplot v5 as soon as all these
stable releases have prebuilt packages available, where an official
backport would be good enough IMHO. Admittedly that might mean problems
for users who want to keep using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, for example. But you
wouldn't want to wait until 2019 or so when that is offically retired.