[OS X TeX] Distiller

Jon Guyer jguyer at his.com
Sat Jan 28 13:52:27 EST 2006

On Jan 28, 2006, at 10:14 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 28.01.2006 um 15:45 schrieb Jon Guyer:
>> At least for me (10.3.9), Apple's distiller is outrageously slow. I 
>> think I determined at one point that it was loading fonts or 
>> something, but never pursued it further, although when Mail.app 
>> locked up on me the other day trying to automatically display a .ps 
>> attachment, I was somewhat reincentivized (ain't English grand?)
> Yes, but German's longer! Three times the same letter in series. Only 
> Welsh is superior ...

Good point. You win! 8^)

> And what did you find? Did you rename /usr/bin/pstopdf to something 
> different and create a sym-link usr/bin/pstopdf pointing to 
> /usr/local/bin/ps2pdf?

If I'd been smart? Yeah. But no, my procedure is to curse, kill the 
process, curse again, divert into webmail and fetch the attachment that 
way, then invoke ps2pdf manualy from Terminal.app. I'm not saying this 
is a /good/ procedure, just the one I invoke.

> It would help if one could teach Mail no to display PS or EPS 
> attachments!

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