Now this is something funny! I wanted to check the version of GD in my development machine. As I was right in the middle of php coding, I just did a quick print_r(gd_info()). And what did I get?
Array ( [GD Version] => 2.0 or higher [FreeType Support] => 1 [FreeType Linkage] => with freetype [T1Lib Support] => 1 [GIF Read Support] => 1 [GIF Create Support] => 1 [JPG Support] => 1 [PNG Support] => 1 [WBMP Support] => 1 [XPM Support] => [XBM Support] => [JIS-mapped Japanese Font Support] => )
hmmm yeah, 2.0 or higher, very useful information! Specially considering it's been in 2.x for years now!
Had to go to Synaptic to exactly determine which version is installed. But I wonder if there's another way of finding out the version without having access to the system's package manager, for example when one is in a shared host and all that?
If anybody knows, please post a comment :-)