PM87903: Missing text when saving diagrams as PNG

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APAR status

  • Closed as Permanent restriction.

Error description

  • Environment:
    - RHEL 5.8
        - Product: RSA 8.0.4.1
    
    Reproducible: Y
    
    Description of problem:
    
    When you save a diagram as PNG under RHEL 5.8, the resulting png
    misses parts of the text and/or notes. Exports to PDF, JPG or
    SVG are fine. The problem also happens on RHEL 5.9, though the
    missing text is not exactly the same. The problem does not
    happen on RHEL 6 nor on Windows.
    
    Steps to reproduce
    
    1) Create a class diagram that contains several classes and
    interfaces with various relationships and where cardinality of
    the relationship is displayed
    2) Export this model as PNG using the 'file-?save as image file'
    context menu and open the PNG file with any editor.
    3) Notice that some of the text of the diagram related to
    cardinlity of relationship is not written in the PNG file
    
    Workaround
    
    You need to save the diagram as SVG or PDF and then use an
    external tool to convert the generated image into a PNG file.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
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    The image generation API in Eclipse GMF had a problem, which
    caused text to be omitted for PNG images, on certain
    environments.
    

Problem conclusion

  • This problem is specific t oRHEL 5.
    The problem is not seen in RHEL 6 or Windows.
    The problem is quite tricky to resolve and therefore the
    decision is t oclose this as No plan to fix.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM87903

  • Reported component name

    RATL SW ARCHITE

  • Reported component ID

    5725A3000

  • Reported release

    804

  • Status

    CLOSED PRS

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-04-26

  • Closed date

    2014-07-16

  • Last modified date

    2014-07-16

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    RATL SW ARCHITE

  • Fixed component ID

    5725A3000

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Document information


More support for:

Rational Software Architect

Software version:

8.0.4

Reference #:

PM87903

Modified date:

2014-07-16

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