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Re: Postscript Viewer for Text Mode



The GPL forbidsà use of the code it covers in any software any part of 
which is not Open Source. I am doing work for a vendor who does not wish 
to make certain information public to avoid reverse engineering of its 
hardware by foreign companies.


On Wed, 4 Feb 2004, Stoppard wrote:

> May i ask why you want it under the LGPl and not the GPL?
> 
> Thanks,
> Nigel
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John J. Boyer" <director chpi org>
> To: <blinux-list redhat com>
> Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 9:54 PM
> Subject: Re: Postscript Viewer for Text Mode
> 
> 
> > Tim,
> >
> > Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, none of these approaches works. The
> > file appears to be too complex for them. I got a postscript programming
> > manual online, but the files are in postscript, so I have a Catch 22. I
> > also need a postscript interpreter that is under the LGPL not the GPL.
> > there don't seem to be any, so I may wind up writing my own.
> >
> > John
> >
> >
> > On Mon, 2 Feb 2004, gumnos (Tim Chase) wrote:
> >
> > > > This looks promising, but the Web page contains no link
> > > > to download the program, nor any source code.
> > >
> > > >From a little digging, I found the source code at
> > >
> > >
> http://www.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/sipb-athena/attic/consult/ps2txt/ps2txt.
> c
> > >
> > > (all one line, again, if OE didn't bung it up again)  I read the source,
> > > and it's not very glamorous, and may not do an ideal job of getting
> across
> > > the content.
> > >
> > > Also, in addition to Christian's suggestion of ps2ascii (which should be
> > > part of the ghostscript package, if you're looking for it), there's one
> > > called "pstotxt" which also relies on the ghostscript interpreter, but
> is
> > > reported to do a better job.
> > >
> > > All three utilities are simply filters, to which you can then pump the
> > > output to your favorite viewer.  Enjoy,
> > >
> > > -tim
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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