[tex-k] Fwd: TeXShop/teTeX speed using TeX+ghostscript

Olaf Weber olaf@infovore.xs4all.nl
13 Oct 2002 12:55:31 +0200

The Thanh Han writes:
> On Sat, Oct 12, 2002 at 12:33:31AM +0200, Martin Schroeder wrote:
>> On 2002-10-11 19:00:29 +0200, Olaf Weber wrote:
>>> Gerben Wierda writes:

>>>> The current --ipc implementation seems to be (from the man page) to
>>>> write DVI to a socket. The man page doesn't say what/which socket. I
>>>> would like to know if this is true for pdfTeX also.

>>> "probably"

>> But only when producing DVI. Incrementally writing pdf is
>> difficult if possible at all.

> it is possible with a few changes -- at the moment pdftex uses a few seek's
> that can be removed (at the price that the pdf output will be showwhat
> larger).

Generating compact output is also a virtue: disk may be large, but
networks are often still slow.  Would it be possible/worthwhile to
make this conditional?

Olaf Weber

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