PostScript viewing

Marc Andreessen (
Wed, 11 Aug 93 16:32:19 -0500

Omy Ronquillo writes:
> What format should I have my PostScript file in order for a PostScript
> viewer to display it? (I suppose that ghostview gets called.)

As long as it's a valid PostScript file (according to the Adobe
specs), Ghostview/Ghostscript should be able to display it.

> However, I read somewhere that because ghostview does not operate in
> a SAFE mode, xmosaic does not call ghostview anymore. (Is this
> correct?)

That's correct for the default case (for Mosaic 1.2). However, the
latest ghostview is fixed so eventually we'll be switching back. For
now, all you have to do is set:

XMosaic*postscriptViewerCommand: ghostview get the previous behavior from Mosaic.

BTW, to the list -- I see once again we're getting multiple
(apparently three) copies of every note to be sent to www-talk. This
is starting to get surreal -- Tim, can you install a working mail
exploder for www-talk? Otherwise, we may as well just all move to
Usenet where things are known to work...