[gs-devel] is GS multi-threaded? (Is that the right question?)

Michael Geary listmail at gearyweb.com
Thu Oct 16 09:09:50 PDT 2003

Hi Leonard,

Thanks for chiming in on this. I'm afraid I have IM compiled using the 
default options. I believe I know how to compile IM as 8-bit, but I i'm 
not sure how to influence the fork/library setting. I see in the IM 
README that there is a --without-gslib, but I assumed that would 
prevent IM from taking advantage of GS.

here are lines in the IM "config.log" that appear to be relevant. Is 
this at all helpful?

configure:30230: checking for gsapi_new_instance in -lgs
| char gsapi_new_instance ();
| gsapi_new_instance ();
configure:33295: checking for gs
configure:33313: found /usr/local/bin/gs
configure:33326: result: /usr/local/bin/gs
configure:33905: checking for gs color device
configure:33922: checking for gs mono device
configure:33934: checking for gs PDF writing device
configure:33946: checking for gs PS writing device
configure:33958: checking for gs EPS writing device

Thanks for any insights you may have.


On Thursday, October 16, 2003, at 08:59 AM, Leonard Rosenthol wrote:

> 	Make sure you are using the 8-bit Quantum sized version of 
> ImageMagick, that will speed things up for you.
> 	Second, do you know if your IM is compiled to use the GS "library" or 
> to fork off a process?  That will effect performance and threading 
> issues...
> Leonard

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