[tex-live] mf online drawing delay

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed May 19 08:39:02 CEST 2004

On Die, 18 Mai 2004, Karl Berry wrote:
> In TL 2003 (i386-linux), the following brings up the X window, but it is
> blank, no dot is displayed:
>   $ mf  # same result with mfw
>   This is METAFONT, Version 2.71828 (Web2C 7.5.2)
>   **\drawdot(10,10);
>   *showit;
> After a second
>   *showit;
> the dot shows up.
> Furthermore, with this sequence, the dot is (correctly) displayed immediately:
>   $ mf
>   This is METAFONT, ...
>   **\drawdot(10,10);showit;
> Can someone test this with the current binaries?  If it's still

I tested it with the current Master/bin/i386-linux/mf binary and the dot
shows up immediately in the first case.

But: Interestingly, moving the window (because it is too big) makes the
dot disappear (moving, not resizing!).

Best wishes


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