[OS X TeX] metapost
Daniel L. Dietrich
Daniel.L.Dietrich at grc.nasa.gov
Wed Mar 2 11:27:30 EST 2005
I downloaded it recently and got it to work as follows (assuming OS X 10.3):
- Start X11 (located in Applications/Utilities)
- At the console window, type xfig
It should start and give you a GUI-driven drawing program.
Alternately you can try jfig which is a
'platform-independent' Java implementation of
xfig. I tried both a little and like xfig better.
I had one problem with xfig. It assumes a BW
display. GW lists a procedure to get it to
recognize a color display and give nice color
menus and buttons. I couldn't get it to work.
Everything works, just not in color (I can draw
color objects, just the menu/button items are in
BW). Any help would be appreciated.
I hope it helps.
P.S. I used and recommend the GW installation of
xfig (as opposed to the Fink installation).
>Aaron Jackson wrote:
>I don't remember the original thread,
>Sorry about that, it was
>Re: [OS X TeX] overview of what TeX is producing
>>and I don't know if this was mentioned to you
>>before, but have you looked at xfig? There is a
>>i-installer package and it exports files in all
>>sorts of file formats, including pdf.
>I just i-installed it and now I have no idea
>what to do. I downloaded the manual for
>xfig.3.2.4 from CTAN and it looks as if I could
>use it if only I knew how to start it.
>I hope someone will have pity on this ICP (install-challenged-person).
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