[len] Yes, that snippet reliably causes the crash. I tried to remove as much of the file as possible to try to make isolating the cause easier. It works ok if you comment out the "nodesep=5" in that file.
I'm not running DOT explicitly; I'm using GVedit v:1.01 and its "run" button to create a JPG file. I'm not putting any additional attributes in the "Graphiz Settings" window.
PS: Despite its quirkiness, I love this program! As you might guess, we're using it to mock up a chart of programming language history for an exhibit at the Computer History Museum, www.computerhistory.org.
[erg] We'll check this using GVedit and dot on Windows. Meanwhile, if I had to guess, I suspect it relates to producing a very large bitmap. The final graph is about 350 inches wide by 88 inches high. Unless you really need a bitmap of that size, you might consider using the size attribute to scale it down, or produce non-bitmap output such as SVG.
[len] I will scale it down. We do ultimately want a chart about 4' high by 15' wide, but I haven't been paying attention to the bitmap size while working on the content and previewing it on the screen. And I'll look into non-bitmap formats, which our production crew probably know how to handle when it comes time to print.
[arif] It is a pango issue. -Tjpg:gd works fine
Indeed it does, thanks!
I'll still work on making my graph less "extreme", but you know the attitude these days: anything that produces a file less than a gigabyte is no big deal. :-)