[OSM-talk] OSM map renderer - update

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Fri Apr 21 09:57:17 BST 2006


* @ 21/04/06 08:40:31 AM ben at somethingmodern.com wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 02:57:43PM +0000, SteveC wrote:
> > * @ 20/04/06 02:38:19 PM sxpert at esitcom.org wrote:
> > > nick at hogweed.org wrote:
> > > 
> > > >-As I indicated yesterday ImageMagick seems to be the way to go for 
> > > >antialiasing etc. The most regularly maintained ImageMagick API appears to 
> > > >be the newer "MagickWand" API, however the installation instructions imply 
> > > >recompiling the whole of PHP. I've emailed the author of the "MagickWand" 
> > > >PHP bindings to see if this is strictly necessary.
> > > 
> > > I keep reading about imagemagick this, imagemagick that...
> > > personally, I'm using Cairo, and find it much easier to use (ymmv)
> > > 
> > > if you have any remarks about it, please do, I'll forward them to carl 
> > > worth ;D
> > 
> > cairos ruby bindings are terrible and old. You can't blit a file from
> > memory to stdout you have to save it to disk and open it.
> 
> No, you can use named pipes:
> 
> http://www.eits.uga.edu/tti/Computer_Review/Winter95/UNIX.html

Or I could have worked on their API, but the simplest thing was to use
imagemagick which was almost identical.

have fun,

SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/




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