[CM] CMN what happened to the non-Postscript backends?

Rick Taube taube@uiuc.edu
Wed, 22 Nov 2006 11:04:04 -0600

if you dont mind learning a new trick you can do pdf via fomus- 


i think fomus lets you drop in backends and plugins.

On Nov 22, 2006, at 10:44 AM, Ralf Mattes wrote:

> Hello list,
> i just had a look at the cmn code (after a long time of just using it)
> and saw that all of the non-Postscript backend stuff got removed. The
> only thing I could find was a notice in the changelog:
>  15-Mar: removed nxtcmn.c, sgicmn.c, xcmnw.c, cmn-mcl-utils.lisp,
> cmn-mcl.lisp,
>           cmn-excl.lisp, cmn-scroll.lisp.  Removed all FFI,
>           quickdraw, and Braille stuff.
> What was the reason for this? I wanted to look at the code to find out
> how much work would be required to add other backends (Cairo/CLIM/ 
> PDF).
>> From what understand looking at the current code all drawing  
>> operations
> are functions and not generic methods - hard to specialize on the
> backend.
>  Cheers, Ralf Mattes
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