[NTG-context] [Fwd: metafun not working]

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Jun 28 22:52:12 CEST 2005

Mojca Miklavec wrote:

> Thanks for the hint. I never thought about installing pstoedit. I just
> noticed long time ago that I was unable to make such fancy things, but
> I thought I was simply to stupid to understand the manual :(.

thanks for not blaming the stupid manual -)

> However: after I somehow managed to download pstoedit (it is difficult
> to get it because too much bandwidth is used), it crashes every time I
> run texexec (just after the message "generating: metapost file"), but
> somehow it produces the result.

strange; are you sure that you have the right version? normally it's in the 
gsview distribution and ends up in some ghostgum path

  Directory of d:\ghostgum

10/24/2004  08:48 PM    <DIR>          .
10/24/2004  08:48 PM    <DIR>          ..
10/24/2004  11:16 PM    <DIR>          gsview
10/24/2004  08:57 PM    <DIR>          pstoedit
09/18/2004  09:40 PM    <DIR>          pstotext

here i have the following versions:

pstoedit: version 3.33 / DLL interface 108 (build Jan  6 2003 - release build) :
  Copyright (C) 1993 - 2003 Wolfgang Glunz

 >gswin32c  --help
AFPL Ghostscript 8.51 (2005-04-18)
Copyright (C) 2005 artofcode LLC, Benicia, CA.  All rights reserved.
Usage: gs [switches] [file1.ps file2.ps ...]
Most frequently used switches: (you can use # in place of =)
  -dNOPAUSE           no pause after page   | -q       `quiet', fewer messages
  -g<width>x<height>  page size in pixels   | -r<res>  pixels/inch resolution
  -sDEVICE=<devname>  select device         | -dBATCH  exit after last file
  -sOutputFile=<file> select output file: - for stdout, |command for pipe,
                                          embed %d or %ld for page #
Input formats: PostScript PostScriptLevel1 PostScriptLevel2 PostScriptLevel3 PDF

Default output device: display
Available devices:
    bbox bit bitcmyk bitrgb bj10e bj200 bjc600 bjc800 bmp16 bmp16m bmp256
    bmp32b bmpgray bmpmono bmpsep1 bmpsep8 cdeskjet cdj550 cdjcolor cdjmono
    declj250 deskjet devicen display djet500 djet500c eps9high eps9mid epson
    epsonc epswrite ibmpro ijs jetp3852 jpeg jpeggray laserjet lbp8 lj250
    ljet2p ljet3 ljet3d ljet4 ljet4d ljetplus m8510 mswindll mswinpr2 necp6
    nullpage pbm pbmraw pcx16 pcx24b pcx256 pcxcmyk pcxgray pcxmono pdfwrite
    pgm pgmraw pgnm pgnmraw pj pjxl pjxl300 pkmraw png16 png16m png256
    pngalpha pnggray pngmono pnm pnmraw ppm ppmraw psdcmyk psdrgb psmono
    pswrite pxlcolor pxlmono r4081 spotcmyk st800 stcolor t4693d2 t4693d4
    t4693d8 tek4696 tiff12nc tiff24nc tiff32nc tiffcrle tiffg3 tiffg32d
    tiffg4 tiffgray tifflzw tiffpack tiffsep uniprint
Search path:
    . ; d:\gs\gs8.51\lib ; d:\gs\fonts ; c:/gs/gs8.51/lib ;
    c:/gs/gs8.51/Resource ; c:/gs/fonts
For more information, see c:/gs/gs8.51/doc/Use.htm.
Report bugs to bug-gs at ghostscript.com, using the form in Bug-form.htm.

> Time to switch to linux ...

(i run windows for ages now, so it should work okay)


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