FW: GNU/Ghostscript651 on CTAN

Norman Vine nhv@cape.com
Fri Jun 8 09:45:00 GMT 2001

Charles Wilson writes:
>today, the official ghostscript site DOES contain a GNU version of 6.51
>(dated Jun 6, 2001):
> ftp://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors/ghost/gnu/gs651/
>I believe an interested party *could* in fact, provide a nice
>cygwin-ized package of this new gs without any licensing
>problems.  This
>would be a Good Thing(tm) since 6.51 has LOTS of improvements
>w.r.t. pdf
>generation and <selfish desire>will work better with MikTeX</selfish

I have temporarily placed a makefile at

## Very limited testing but following worked
% cd ghostscript-6.51
% gunzip ghostscript-6.51.cygwin.mak.gz
% make -f ghostscript-6.51.cygwin.mak
% cd lib
% ../bin/gs -sDEVICE -dBATCH -sOutputFile=../tiger.pdf ../examples/tiger.pdf

Available devices built:
   bmpmono bmpgray bmpsep1 bmpsep8 bmp16 bmp256 bmp16m bmp32b deskjet
   djet500 laserjet ljetplus ljet2p ljet3 ljet3d ljet4 ljet4d lj5mono
   lj5gray cdeskjet cdjcolor cdjmono cdj550 pj pjxl pjxl300 uniprint bj10e
   bj200 bjc600 bjc800 faxg3 faxg32d faxg4 pcxmono pcxgray pcx16 pcx256
   pcx24b pcxcmyk pbm pbmraw pgm pgmraw pgnm pgnmraw pnm pnmraw ppm ppmraw
   pkm pkmraw pksm pksmraw tiffcrle tiffg3 tiffg32d tiffg4 tifflzw tiffpack
   tiff12nc tiff24nc psmono psgray psrgb bit bitrgb bitcmyk jpeg jpeggray
   pdfwrite bbox pswrite epswrite pxlmono pxlcolor cljet5 cljet5c nullpage


Norman VIne

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