|Leonard Rosenthol on Thu, 11 Oct 2001 19:00:11 +0200|
At 12:41 PM -0400 10/11/01, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
On Thu, Oct 11, 2001 at 12:34:37PM -0400, Leonard Rosenthol wrote:See my message to Walt for more details and other issues - but just drag & drop the PS file on the desktop printer icon and it will print ;).
I am pretty sure this has always worked since the introduction of Desktop Printers in Mac OS 8. But I have verified that it DOES work with Mac OS 9.x.
Yeah, maybe what I wanted was more "Postscript is a g[l]orified SGML".
Same thing. SGML is not a page description language, it's a textual markup language - same things apply.
I'm not suggesting that hand-writing a document in PS is any kind of fun. :^>)
> Unfortunately, > it's the wrong approach to the problem (IMO) since using aprogramming language (PS) as your real-time screen display engine has too much overhead and potential security issues.
You want screen draws/blits to be as fast as possible (hence the need for hardware acceleration of same). If you have to parse/interpret a programming language to draw on the screen (which is what you did indeed do with DPS!), then it will NOT be fast!
And giving a userland process access to your video card's DMA (and, by way of that, all memory), which anyone running XFree86 is doing, is better somehow?