The Fedora team has announced the availability of GLE (Graphics Layout Engine) 4.2.4b. For those who don't know GLE is a graphics scripting language designed for creating publication quality figures (e.g., a chart, plot, graph, or diagram).
GLE supports various chart types (including function plot, histogram, bar chart, scatter plot, contour plot, color map, and surface plot) through a simple but flexible set of graphing commands. More complex output can be created by relying on GLE's scripting language, which is full featured with subroutines, variables, and logic control. GLE relies on LaTeX for text output and supports mathematical formulea in graphs and figures. GLE's output formats include EPS, PS, PDF, JPEG, and PNG. GLE is licenced under the BSD license. QGLE, the GLE user interface, is licenced under the GPL license.
The release fixes various bugs including:
- Added GLU dependency to make GLE compile with Qt4.8
- Fixed bug in fallback to "texcmr" when using -cairo
- Fixed crash due to subroutine argument type mismatch