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some ghostscript news
- To: ports_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: some ghostscript news
- From: Marc Espie <espie_(_at_)_schutzenberger_(_dot_)_liafa_(_dot_)_jussieu_(_dot_)_fr>
- Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 16:47:48 +0200
- Mail-followup-to: Marc Espie <espie_(_at_)_schutzenberger_(_dot_)_liafa_(_dot_)_jussieu_(_dot_)_fr>, ports_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Reply-to: Marc_(_dot_)_Espie_(_at_)_liafa_(_dot_)_jussieu_(_dot_)_fr
Good news and bad news.
The good news is that I've updated ghostscript to 6.50 (to be gnu
ghostscript) and 7.00 (afpl ghostscript).
Specifically, the version in print/ghostscript/aladdin is a pre-version
of what's going to become gnu ghostscript 6.51 in a short while.
The old HP 850 drivers are now integrated in the `uniprint' driver.
The bad news is that they may be worse than they used to be.
>From 6.50 on, -sDEVICE=x11 -dTextAlphaBits=4 -dGraphicsAlphaBits=4 works.
The resulting quality is significantly better than x11alpha, but
significantly slower as well.
7.00 features a new direct gtk rendering interface. The good news is that
-sDEVICE=display -dTextAlphaBits=4 -dGraphicsAlphaBits=4 is faster than X11
without anti-aliasing. The bad news is that gv does not talk to it.
Apparently, gtk does not have any provision to do rendering on a plain
X-window that already exists... of course, they should only care about
gnome, should they ?
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