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Re: Some thoughts about GS

From: Christian Edward Gruber
Subject: Re: Some thoughts about GS
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 12:30:45 -0500

Well, if Quartz is based on QuickTime and PDF, and GhostScript already
supports PDF, then couldn't a comparable, and "function" compatible graphics
subsystem be created based on this?  I'm sure much of DGS would not be
useless in that regard.

This would rev it forward, all of this could still be mapped to X in the
back-end primitives, and we'd have closer Cocoa-Quartz compatibility.


> > Last, we could ask ourselves if some of the moves made by Apple would
> > be appropriate for GNUstep as well. I'm thinking about CoreFoundation
> > CoreGraphics and dropping DPS...
> I've been wondering about DG(P)S myself... I assume it is necessary to
have a
> cross platform graphics system to make an easily portable GUI library,
> is the role (I assume) DGS is to play. I also assume that the gps
> would not be as portable since they are tied to X... I am waving my hands
> lot here though!
> It also seems that with all the work that has been done on DGS (and the
> that there is another project working on the same thing) it would be
> to abandon it. My understanding is that Apple walked away from DPS because
> Adobe didn't want to support it any more, and they always had issues with
> licensing in order to distribute cross platform apps. DGS, of cource,
> have none of these issues.

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