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0002120graphvizGVeditpublic2011-07-28 05:152011-08-03 14:41
Assigned Toerg 
PlatformMacOSMac OS XOS Version10.6.8
Summary0002120: gvedit creates file ".png" in current directory
Descriptiongvedit creates a file called ".png" in current directory. This is weird and unexpected, when compared with, say, the behavior of
Steps To ReproduceInstall gvedit with MacPorts
Open gvedit by typing "gvedit" on the command line
Click Open, and open a valid .gv graph file
Quit gvedit
Observe that a file ".png" has been created in the current directory
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User avatar (0000042)
erg (administrator)
2011-08-03 14:40

The gvedit program serves a different purpose from the The latter is basically a viewer
with a hyperclean GUI. The former is meant to provide a GUI interface to Graphviz for users who are
averse to a command-line interface or work in an environment where they are deprecated. Thus, running
gvedit, loading abc.gv and clicking the execute button is meant to be equivalent to

    dot -Tpng abc.gv -o abc.png

It just also happens to display what the output looks it. We could add some option to clean up generated
files on exit, but that would not be the default.
User avatar (0000043)
erg (administrator)
2011-08-03 14:41

The reported bug is a feature.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-07-28 05:15 ryandesign New Issue
2011-08-03 14:40 erg Note Added: 0000042
2011-08-03 14:41 erg Note Added: 0000043
2011-08-03 14:41 erg Status new => closed
2011-08-03 14:41 erg Assigned To => erg
2011-08-03 14:41 erg Resolution open => fixed

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