Ghostscript

Ghostscript

Post by Bruce C. Fairban » Mon, 15 Mar 1993 05:34:28



     What is Ghostscript? Can someone tell me what it does?

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Ghostscript

Post by Remy Adam Hathaw » Mon, 15 Mar 1993 18:53:17



Quote:>     What is Ghostscript? Can someone tell me what it does?

  Ghostscript is a program (generally on *NIX machines, though available for
many platforms) that allows one to preview a Postscript (.ps) file to the
screen, rather than print it out.

Remy

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Ghostscript

Post by Christopher Brow » Mon, 15 Mar 1993 22:35:07




>>     What is Ghostscript? Can someone tell me what it does?

>  Ghostscript is a program (generally on *NIX machines, though available for
>many platforms) that allows one to preview a Postscript (.ps) file to the
>screen, rather than print it out.

You're thinking of GhostView, which is a PostScript preViewer.

GhostScript, on the other hand, is an interpreter of the PostScript
language that allows output to a variety of devices (including screen,
and many different printers), and which is distinct from the Adobe
version in that it is available freely in source form under the GNU
Copyleft.

I've printed documents out from my Atari to my DeskJet using
GhostScript.  It's available from atari.archive.umich.edu in
/atari/Gnustuff/Tos/Ghostscript.

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Ghostscript

Post by John Cord » Mon, 15 Mar 1993 22:52:29




>>     What is Ghostscript? Can someone tell me what it does?

>   Ghostscript is a program (generally on *NIX machines, though available for
> many platforms) that allows one to preview a Postscript (.ps) file to the
> screen, rather than print it out.

> Remy

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 It's also intended for *printing* the .ps file; there is support for a
variety of printers, though (sigh) I still have trouble printing more than
one page to the SLM.

John

 
 
 

Ghostscript

Post by Marc Dieri » Tue, 16 Mar 1993 15:30:20




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|>     What is Ghostscript? Can someone tell me what it does?
|
|  Ghostscript is a program (generally on *NIX machines, though available for
|many platforms) that allows one to preview a Postscript (.ps) file to the
|screen, rather than print it out.
|
|Remy
|
And that's not all; you CAN print it out too.
The most used devices are supported.

Marc

 
 
 

Ghostscript

Post by Pertti M{kita » Thu, 18 Mar 1993 04:53:26



Quote:>I've printed documents out from my Atari to my DeskJet using
>GhostScript.  It's available from atari.archive.umich.edu in
>/atari/Gnustuff/Tos/Ghostscript.

BTW, which version is the newest one. I use v. 2.52.

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Ghostscript

Post by Chris Herbor » Fri, 19 Mar 1993 02:36:56



Quote:>      What is Ghostscript? Can someone tell me what it does?

GhostScript is a PostScript (you know, like the printers) interpreter.
It will allow you to print a PostScript file to a non-PostScript printer
(such as any old 9-pin, or my DeskJet, or whatever) or view it on
screen.

Tim Gallivan has been keeping it running on the ST/TT platform... much
to the surprise of anyone who's seen the GhostScript source code! :-)

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1. Atari Ghostscript 3.01 Beta Release Available

Hi,

A beta release of Aladdin Ghostscript 3.01 is now available from

ftp://lifshitz.ph.utexas.edu/pub/atari/ghostscript/gs301bt1.zoo.

The code in this archive is a 68000 executable, and has all of the
PostScript support files and three fonts (Courier, Times-Roman,
Charter-Italic) compiled into the code. This reduces the baggage that
accompanies GS, but it makes the executable rather large (~800K). Also
included in the archive are a bunch of files to support the new on-line
help features.

The extensive changes in the Atari interface are certain to have
introduced bugs, so please expect them. When enough kind people have
made useful bug reports and most problems appear to be fixed, I plan to
make available several versions with various levels of hardware support.
There will probably also be versions without the start-up files compiled
into the executable.

The Atari interface has changed a good deal since GS 2.61. Look at
http://godel.ph.utexas.edu/Members/timg/gs/gs.html if you want an
overview of what has changed before you download anything.

Tim Gallivan

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