Exporting vector images

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Mon Aug 15 16:48:48 EDT 2011


On 8/15/11 3:39 PM, Richmond Mathewson wrote:
>>>> If I remember right, EPS was intended for 'nix only, and only in
>>>> MetaCard, and only for very early versions of both. I didn't know it
>>>> ever worked at all on Macs.
>>>>
>>>
>>> Why, exactly, was that possibility dropped?
>>
>> Don't know, but I think it stopped before RR got the engine. Probably
>> it was too hard to maintain cross-platform.
>>
>
> Well . . . there are "residues" in Mac Classic versions.

I just did a quick scan of the (really old) MC docs. Apparently EPS was 
an object type, just like a button or field. It had properties, and it 
received system messages. There is also some indication that it only 
worked briefly, since one entry mentions it is disfunctional in most MC 
engines due to issues with display postscript. There is also a reference 
to X Servers, which indicates it was intended only for unix.

Back then that was the only platform that had postscript built in. That 
was, what, 12 years ago?

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