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Re: printing from within Cygwin

--- Dario Alcocer <> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 04, 2002 at 10:26:36AM -0700, Shankar Unni wrote:
> > Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > 
> > > Looks like you don't have the mswinpr2 device in your
> ghostscript
> > > installation...  
> > 
> > The GhostScript that comes with Cygwin is built without any of
> the 
> > Windows extensions (the mswin* devices, the Windows console (that
> pops 
> > up if you type "gswin32" in the native Windows distribution),
> ...).
> > 
> > I wonder if it's possible to build the Cygwin gs with these
> extensions? 
> > Or at least the Windows devices?  There are the "mswindll",
> "mswinprn" 
> > and "mswinpr2" devices, and the "display" device for the Windows
> native 
> > display (the one that "gswin32" pops up).
> Yes, it's definitely doable; it's on my long list of "to-do" items.
> As soon as I have more "free time" I'll do it.

Please don't do this, I'd rather have gs act like gs does in unix.
Having it act like the win32 version defeats the whole purpose.  If
he wants a win32 version, why doesn't he just use the win32 version. 
What happens if we get a full lpd which accesses the parallel port
via a dev point?  I'm sure there are other examples, but again if you
want a win32 version go get the win32 version and add it to your


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