The Pattern Viewer
to provide a cross-platform .pat file viewer.
Regrettably, V does not yet provide Macintosh or OS/2 support.
Rumor has it that teams of volunteers are working on them, but interested
individuals should volunteer to help. vpatview should recompile
just fine for those platforms once V is available on them.
(2/11/98) V 1.17 includes the line scaling patch for X11, so
this program works correctly with stock V 1.17. A new binary for
the program is forthcoming.
Features list (including screenshots)
Pre-beta "code escape":
New this release:
Improvements to the internal symbol "font", PatternMaker
3.0x support, margin control, capability of printing only the color list,
various bug fixes
Still to come:
New file formats:
CrossStitch Designer (.pat),
XStitch Designer (.pt5),
wordwrap of instructions on color page,
color/gray/dotted backstitch printing
- The binaries have been removed, being woefully ancient. (2006/07/06)
- Patches for V for X:
- PostScript DC Patch (rel. 2)
This patch causes the PS DC to honor scaling requests when
working with pen width; this means that, starting with
vpatview 0.3.4, it will print the grid lines much smaller;
there is not currently an equivalent patch for Windows
(sorry), which has similar problems printing Really Thin Lines
This is NOT necessary for V 1.17, since this patch
has been included!
- Programming Links
- Pattern Sources
- Cross-stitch Companies
February 17, 1997: new freebies sources (Zweigart & MUFU's)
February 16, 1997: pre-compiled V 1.17 library
[Mike's V Page]
[Mike's Corner of Cross-Stitch]
[Mike's Home Page]
2001/12/17: This page has not been updated in a very long time.
On a whim, I recently revisited the app (for no particular reason), and
I found that it's still buildable. The two changes that need to happen are
(1) fix vpat_app.h and vpat_app.cpp to return int on CloseApp and (2) if
using the scalable printer, fix the Makefile by commenting out the
'if' on the define. This worked for RH 7.0 with V 1.25. YMMV, it has not
been tested with gtkV recently.
I'm hoping to get the next-generation version of this application moving