Exporting vector images
admin at mfelkerco.com
Mon Aug 15 18:39:07 EDT 2011
Sounds like it was made to code printing rip servers since they were mostly Unix based, widely used alongside Mac computers and utilized postscript.
"J. Landman Gay" <jacque at hyperactivesw.com> wrote:
>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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