[tex-live] Re: Re: Please enable ipc in tex

Jonathan Fine J.Fine at open.ac.uk
Tue Jul 20 18:47:48 CEST 2004

"Gerben Wierda" <Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl> wrote in message
news:44336. at mail.rna.nl...
> If I recall an earlier discussion on this subject, a big plus would be if
> we would have something  like "serialized PDF" as output of PDFTeX such
> that this socket-signalling could also be used by PDF-previewers next to
> DVI-previewers.

This might be a little off-topic, but here goes.

I agree, this would be a big plus.  Especially for web servers that
need to generate many small PDF files.

But modifying pdfTeX in this way might be hard.

Better might be to use --ipc enabled TeX piping into a dvi to pfd
translator.  Such as dvipdfm, by Mark Wicks.

In any case, enabling ipc on TeX is easy (at least on Linux/Unix).

Doing something similar for pdfTeX is likely to be much harder.


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