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Re: doxygen + dot => anti-aliased png (was Re: Ridiculously large packages)

On Tue, Dec 01, 2009 at 03:03:37PM +0100, Mathieu Malaterre wrote:

> Just for reference. Some package (such as vtk-doc) became very large
> due to a minor change in doxygen/dot. Now PNG files are generated
> using cairo which by default is doing antialiasing. Using :
>   dot -Tpng:gd output.png input.dot
> force the use of libgd to create the png file. The file size was
> reduced by a factor of 10 on the small experiments I played with.
> There is currently no easy way to update doxygen script to use this
> trick (*). DD & DM have to resort hacking the DOT_PATH and have a fake
> DOT script calling dot with the proper parameter.

Perhaps it is better to generate SVG files? This will preserve the anti-aliased
look, scale much better, and is probably even smaller than non-anti-aliased

Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
      Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>

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