[GRASS5] i.composite problems verified
glynn.clements at virgin.net
Tue May 1 03:03:41 EDT 2001
Eric G. Miller wrote:
> > I've also added "r.out.ppm3", which creates a PPM image from red,
> > green and blue map layers.
> > The main components which are still missing are RGB versions of the
> > "raster" command for p.map and ps.map. I'll look into ps.map next.
> > The paint system seems to only support paletted raster data, and only
> > 256 colours at that. Is it still in widespread use? There aren't many
> > drivers (13, or 9 if you exclude NULL, ppm, preview and preview2).
> > Wouldn't it be better to scrap "paint" and just point people at
> > Ghostscript? Any updates to the paint architecture would presumably
> > require developers who have access to the technical specs of all of
> > these printers (or, at least, all of the ones which would still work
> > after an interface change).
> I'd vote for scrapping the "paint" routines and putting efforts into
> ps.map. But maybe it'd be good to poll the user community first...
In the slightly longer term, it would be nice to go a step further,
and have a single architecture for display and hardcopy output.
Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>
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