Updated: ghostscript-7.05-1

Dario Alcocer alcocer@helixdigital.com
Sat Jul 27 08:48:00 GMT 2002

The Cygwin version of GNU Ghostscript now supports both a native
Win32 version and an X11 version for Cygwin XFree86.  A single
source package is used to build both versions.

Three separate packages are used for Ghostscript:

  * A base package, ghostscript-base, which contains the support
    files necessary for both the native and X11 versions, as well
    as the manual pages and documentation.

  * A native package, ghostscript, which contains the native version
    of Ghostscript (gs.exe), along with the corresponding scripts.

  * An X11 package, ghostscript-x11, which contains the X11 version
    of Ghostscript (gs.exe) and scripts.

Both binary versions use the libpng and zlib shared libraries.


The libraries and headers for the libpng and zlib shared libraries
should be installed before using Ghostscript.  The setup program
should take care of this for you.  At a minimum, you should install
the ghostscript-base package, and either ghostscript or ghostscript-x11.
You can also install all three packages if you'd like the choice
of using either binary version.

Due to very specific requirements Ghostscript has relating to
Postscript's JPEG support, the JPEG shared library cannot be used,
and must be statically linked instead.  The source for the JPEG
library is included in the source package, ready to build with


Please review the instructions in the README file included with
source package if you're interested in rebuilding Ghostscript from


Thanks to Rob Collins for uploading the updated setup.hint files
to sourceware, Christopher Faylor for reviewing the package layout,
and Chuck Wilson for his review and his help uploading the package.

Dario Alcocer -- Sr. Software Developer, Helix Digital Inc.
alcocer@helixdigital.com -- http://www.helixdigital.com

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