Compatability problem in wineps driver
gslink at one.net
Tue Feb 10 11:33:46 CST 2004
It appears that a check needs to be made in ps.c. The method
PSDRV_WriteSetFont passes the parameter size. In some early Win 95
versions there was a bug that required that parameter to be negative and
some early windows programs make size negative. This produces garbage.
It appears that Windows checks and if that parameter is negative that
it is changed to posative. I put a patch to make this check into our
copies of Wine without any problem but I do not suggest a patch. I
would like the maintainer of the Postscript driver to do that as there
is a possibility of other consequences. It may be that this change can
be made in ps.c or it may be that it must be accompanied by a flag in
the config file also. One program that will not run without the patch
is DeScribe but I know there are others.
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