On Aug 14, 2007, at 11:13 AM, Andrew Ross wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 07:58:42AM -0700, Alan Irwin wrote:
>> On 2007-08-14 04:53-0700 Jerry wrote:
>>> With the help of the Skim list (and one Christiaan Hofman), we might
>>> have figured out why Skim (the PDF-PS reader) isn't reloading
>>> files. Recall that the initial motivation for automatic reloading
>>> use Skim as a viewer for TeX. Since TeX can write to the file over
>>> some period of time, they look for %%EOF to determine if the file is
>>> fully written. PLplot does not terminate a PS file that way.
>>> Here is his comment:
>>>> On Aug 14, 2007, at 4:42 AM, Christiaan Hofman wrote:
>>>>> That explains it. We check for %%EOF to find out if the file
>>>>> has been
>>>>> fully written. Otherwise we have no way to know if a file is
>>>>> (and tex writes incrementally, so loading too earl;y can lead to a
>> Andrew, I have just discovered that -dev psttfc and -dev pscairo
>> put the
>> %%EOF postscript command at the end of the postscript file and -
>> dev psc does
>> not. Could you fix that psc problem, please?
>> Once you do so, I am virtually positive that Jerry's troubles with
>> Skim will be over.
>> Jerry, to answer your previous question about which device you are
>> the only ways you can choose the device is with the command-line -
>> dev option
>> or interactively from a menu, or with the plsdev command. So you
>> must be
>> doing one of those with either the psc, psttfc, or pscairo
>> devices. The
>> latter two require extra libraries which you probably don't have
>> so I am
>> virtually positive you are using the psc device on those grounds
>> alone, and
>> the lack of %%EOF for that device which I have asked Andrew to fix
>> much clinches it.
> Please try the latest svn version which includes the fix for the ps
> driver to include %%EOF at the end of the file. Hopefully this will
> solve your Skim problems. Can you let me know if you see a blank page
> when it refreshes? I see this with ghostview. I know why, I'm just
> trying to ascertain if this is just a ghostview problem.
Problem solved. Thanks! I am not seeing a blank page--everything