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Re: NSScroller, NSBrowser and some issues

From: Adam Fedor
Subject: Re: NSScroller, NSBrowser and some issues
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2002 14:34:08 -0600
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Pete French wrote:
OK, now I'm thinking the pattern was just done to make it look good on a gray-scale monitor and perhaps if NeXT was written using the higher resolution monitors of today it would have been solid.

That a very inetersting observation though - because it implies that the
PostScript being generated when the object is sent a 'print' method is
different to that hen it is being drawn to the screen. Whatever happened
to WYSIWYG in that case :-)

Well perhaps I'm just guessing. setpattern is a level 2 operator which was pretty advanced for many printers at that time.

After reading more, I realized the equivalent in OpenStep is to paint with a color using:

+[NSColor colorWithPatternImage:]


PS: Does GNUstep actually print ? I saw a lot of PPD files go by in the install
    which suprised me as all my 'print' messages end up generating a PS file
    with only comments in it.

Sort of. It could be a lot better. It doesn't print to a printer, but it does to a PS file. It should print text and graphics OK, maybe images. I want to add CUPS support eventually also... So much to do...

Adam Fedor, Digital Optics Corp.      | I'm glad I hate spinach, because
http://www.doc.com                    | if I didn't, I'd eat it, and you
                                      | know how I hate the stuff.

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