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From: Peter TB Brett <peter AT peter-b DOT co DOT uk>
To: geda-user AT delorie DOT com
Subject: [geda-user] New tool in gEDA/gaf 'master' branch: 'gaf export'
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 11:36:41 +0000
Message-ID: <87vccjgyeu.fsf@harrington.peter-b.co.uk>
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Hey folks,

In the upcoming 1.9.0 release there will be a new libgedacairo-based
tool for command-line generation of graphics files from schematics,
called `gaf export'.  Those of you using the unstable 'master' branch
can try it out now. E.g.:

    gaf export -o schematics.pdf grey_counter_1.sch filter_1.sch 

It supports:

- PDF, PS, EPS, SVG and PNG output
- Multi-page output for PS and PDF
- Fully-customisable page size, orientation, margins, and DPI
- Works without having a graphical desktop running

I've written about it on my blog, with some examples:

http://blog.peter-b.co.uk/2012/12/making-schematics-look-good-with-gaf.html

There is also, of course, a detailed manpage: see `man gaf'.

Those of you who do batch generation of PS files with gschem +
'print.scm' are encouraged to upgrade!

                    Peter

-- 
Peter Brett <peter AT peter-b DOT co DOT uk>
Remote Sensing Research Group
Surrey Space Centre

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