NEWTO LIST: general questions: display postscript

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at
Tue Aug 15 08:22:32 PDT 2006

g wrote:
> is display postscript being used?  

Very rarely since both Adobe's commercial version and the open source
clone have been abandoned by their authors for years now.

> is display postscript implemented on top of X11?

It was implemented as an X11 extension, using the X11 protocol for
transport, but providing it's own rendering backend that then pushed
pixels to the device layer.

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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