Re: bitmap copies of plots

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Subject: Re: bitmap copies of plots
From: Prof Brian D Ripley (ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk)
Date: Tue 05 Oct 1999 - 23:06:34 EST


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On 5 Oct 1999, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:

> Prof Brian D Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:
>
>
> > > (1997 Aladdin Ghostscript 5.1)
> > > gives 69 devices (not all useful for dev2bitmap),
> > > such as jpeg, tiff, png, pbm, pgm, pcx,...
> >
> > (5.50 is much better than 5.10, and 6.0 is imminent: 5.94 is in test)
>
> ...but 5.10 is the one that still ships with RedHat (newer ones are
> not GPL yet, I presume). Installed 6.1 yesterday, so I should know.

Yes, that is true. But if you want to use gs for PDF or to drive the
current colour inkjets you need something later than 5.10. (Even if
5.10 appears to work on small colour inkjet prints, it crashed on
production jobs here.)

Brian

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