[OS X TeX] metapost
jackson at msrce.howard.edu
Wed Mar 2 11:45:56 EST 2005
On Mar 2, 2005, at 11:27 AM, Daniel L. Dietrich wrote:
> I downloaded it recently and got it to work as follows (assuming OS X
> - 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.
Ok, all good advice, but I seem to remember having to install X11
first. So I would amend the above with make sure you have X11
installed first. If not it should be on the MacOS X CD's, or you can
download it from (it's pretty big):
P.S. You can try putting ``*customization: -color'', without the
quotes of course in ~/.Xdefaults and see if this fixes your BW problem.
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