[TUHS] tangential unix question: whatever happened to NeWS?

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Mon Jan 25 04:41:51 AEST 2021

On 2021-01-24 12:04 p.m., Clem Cole wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 11:15 AM ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com
> <mailto:rminnich at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     At some point I thought NeWS source was released. Is it just another
>     Lost Source or it is out there somewhere?
> As I have said in other replies: "simple economics always beats
> sophisticated architecture."
> I personally never saw the code, although I did play with the result at
> one point.  I believe they licensed Adobe Display PostScript which was

As far as I know, they didn't. It was a different implementation.

They did develop the F3 font rasterising engine as part of the project,


> one of the issues.  IIRC was also a trigger for creating Ghostscript.  
> We toyed with using it for Stellar.   IIRC, Andy Van Dam was a big fan.
> ...

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