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Re: [Texmacs-dev] Conversion question

From: Andrey G. Grozin
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] Conversion question
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 10:12:46 +0700 (NOVST)

On Mon, 27 Jun 2005, Ralf Treinen wrote:
> > Well, the choice is not very large. There is jpeg2ps (if you want rpm, it 
> > lives at rpm.livna.org, because the package is not quite free software, 
> > though it can be used for free). By the way, jpeg2ps *is* in Gentoo Linux 
> > (which I'm using), it's also in debian non-free.  There is also imgtops2 
> dependency of texmacs on a non-free library would cause a problem
> for debian, and for other distributions probably too. Besides, I cannot
> find in debian. What is the exact name of the package?
It is at

I don't mean to introduce a dependence on a non-free library. Also, 
jpeg2ps is a utility, not a library. But it would be nice if TeXmacs could 
detect jpeg2ps in the $PATH and, if present, call it to convert 
<some_file>.jpg to <some_temp_file>.eps, to be displayed by ghostscript. I 
don't think this is a problem; TeXmacs can call a lot of non-free 
software, but all of it is optional.

By the way, I forgot one more way to convert jpeg files to eps, and it is, 
perhaps, much more standard. ImageMagick (which is included in all Linux 
distributions) contains the utility convert, and it can do this. So, 
TeXmacs can also check if convert is in the $PATH, and call it if 


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