wiki: DrawingGraphs feature

Matt Mackall mpm at
Wed Nov 4 11:34:45 CST 2009

On Wed, 2009-11-04 at 11:27 +0100, Dirkjan Ochtman wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 11:20, Adrian Buehlmann <adrian at> wrote:
> > The mercurial wiki in the past provided the absolutely astounding
> > capability to draw very nice looking graphs, as described on
> > DrawingGraphs [1].
> >
> > Unfortunately, this seems now to be broken.
> >
> > For example, UnderstandingMercurial [2] has multiple translations,
> > like the FrenchUnderstandingMercurial [3], but on the latter, the
> > graphs seem to be defunct.
> >
> > What is the plan for these graphs in the wiki? Could this feature
> > be repaired?
> I looked into it, but it seemed like 'dot' (the graphviz tool that was
> used to produce these) needed lots of X libs as dependencies, which
> made me a little scared of installing it on the small VM we have. Matt
> looked into that as well, at one point, IIRC. Maybe we could setup
> some web service with the graphviz running on another box, or maybe
> Matt can expand the VM a little.

The VM is only about half-full now that your home dir is cleaned up.
Anyway, I've installed the necessary packages and fixed the image
scaling, graphs are back:

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