possible regression in plt.draw (mpl 1.4.3 -> 1.5.0) when using fig.text using transformations

Dear matplotlib users and developers,

I’m using plt.draw() to force the rendering of all artists and then, based on their newly calculated positions, place a text label on the figure window in figure coordinates.

The goal is to add a text label near the conventional y-axis, at the top, right-aligned. Example code that demonstrates the problem:

#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import matplotlib as mpl

x = np.linspace(0, 50)
y = 4*np.sin(x) + 5

fig = plt.figure(figsize=(18,9.8))
ax = fig.add_axes((0.1, 0.1, 0.8, 0.8),
    xlim=(x.min(), x.max()),
    ylim=(0, 10),
    xticks=[x.min(), x.max()],
    yticks=[0, 10],
    xlabel='dimension (unit)')
ax.plot(x, y)
plt.draw()  # force redraw

ylabel_pos = fig.transFigure.inverted().transform_point(ax.transAxes.transform_point((0,1)))
label1 = fig.text(ylabel_pos[0], ylabel_pos[1], "label1", ha="right", va="bottom")
ylabel_pos = fig.transFigure.inverted().transform_point(ax.transAxes.transform_point((0,1)))
label2 = fig.text(ylabel_pos[0], ylabel_pos[1], "label2", ha="right", va="bottom")

The code shows that in mpl 1.4.3 both label1 and label2 end up at the same (desired) position. However, mpl 1.5.0 and 1.5.1 (just installed to check) show that label1 is at a height of 0.9 in the figure coordinates. After the first call to savefig, the figure is rendered with the axes getting a new height and width (due to the call to aspect='equal', adjustable='box') and so the subsequent call to savefig renders label2 in the correct position.

Using ax.text(x=0, y=1, s='label', transform=ax.transAxes, ha="right", va="bottom") gets the job done alright (both in 1.4.3, as well as 1.5.0), but the call to fig.text using the subsequent transforms should have worked, I believe.

Kind regards,