Solaris X Window System Developer's Guide

DPS Libraries

Table 2–1 lists the DPS libraries. The .so and .a files that comprise these libraries are located in the /usr/openwin/lib and /usr/openwin/lib/libp directories. For information on these libraries, see Programming the Display PostScript System with X and PostScript Language Reference Manual.

Table 2–1 DPS Libraries
 Library Description


DPS Client library 


DPS Toolkit library 


PostScript Language Resource Location library 


DPS Motif Toolkit library 

Adobe NX Agent Support

The context creation routines (XDPSCreateSimpleContext and XDPSCreateContext) in libdps attempt to contact the DPS NX agent if they are unable to connect to the DPS/X extension. The NX client must be started manually, usually during the boot or X startup process.

The Adobe DPS NX agent, which is available from Adobe Systems Inc., is a separate process from the X server and the DPS/X client. When connected to the DPS NX agent, the client's DPS calls are intercepted and converted into standard X Protocol requests. Thus, a DPS client can run on an X server that does not natively support the DPS extension.