New Package: pstoedit-3.42

James R. Phillips
Tue Oct 18 11:40:00 GMT 2005

Wolfgang Glunz's pstodedit package (pstoedit-3.42) is now available for cygwin.

pstoedit converts Postscript(TM) and PDF files to other vector graphic
formats so that they can be edited graphically. It provides xfig-compatible
.fig output format as one option.  See
/usr/share/doc/pstoedit-3.42/pstoedit.htm after package installation for more
details on which output formats are supported by pstoedit.

The architecture of pstoedit consists of a PostScript frontend which
calls a PostScript interpreter (ghostscript) and the individual backends which
are plugged into a kind of framework.  pstoedit links to and requires the
recently uploaded plotutils-2.41 package. In the near future it will also link
to libEMF, providing emf output format.

More information is available in /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/pstoedit-3.42.README.
The Web page for the package is: .


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your system.  Save it
and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'pstoedit' from the 'Graphics'
category. Then click on the 'skip' field next to 'pstoedit' until
'3.42' is displayed.

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to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need to find a mirror which
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