Padding for y-axis labels is calculated incorrectly, resulting in the labels touching or even overlapping the plot. This is a regression from 0.7; definitely must-fix for 0.8.
@dnschnur This is assigned to you. Does that mean I can't pick it up and fix it?
Yeah; anything relating to axis labels, or text support in general, is already covered by #935, which is where I'm finalizing 0.8's text support. I still have some work and cleanup left to do (I'll be pushing up some more commits over the next few days to address feedback) but it actually does fix this particular problem already.
So as much as I hate to turn down contributions, any direct fix for this issue won't be merge-able into the larger text project. If you'd like to contribute to the discussion in #935, though, I would still love to get more review and feedback on my design.
Got it. Thanks. In general, should I only pick issues that are not already assigned?
Yep, that's right.
This was resolved as part of the canvas-text work in pull request #935.