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Re: status of ghostscript



Tim Waugh wrote:

Okay -- but what are the differences between ESP Ghostscript and the
Ghostscript package we actually ship?

latest Fedora Ghostscript and latest ESP Ghostscript are both based on GNU 7.07. but ESP brings -> http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/espgs/espgs/CHANGES?rev=1.101

But these are relative to what? GNU Ghostscript? What I'm personally

yes, GNU.



And the main differences GPL vs. GNU are that GNU deletes all files from Resource/CMap/* because they are:

%%Copyright: -----------------------------------------------------------
%%Copyright: Copyright 1990-1996 Adobe Systems Incorporated.
%%Copyright: All Rights Reserved.
%%Copyright:
%%Copyright: Patents Pending
%%Copyright:
%%Copyright: NOTICE: All information contained herein is the property
%%Copyright: of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
%%Copyright:
%%Copyright: Permission is granted for redistribution of this file
%%Copyright: provided this copyright notice is maintained intact and
%%Copyright: that the contents of this file are not altered in any
%%Copyright: way from its original form.
%%Copyright:
%%Copyright: PostScript and Display PostScript are trademarks of
%%Copyright: Adobe Systems Incorporated which may be registered in
%%Copyright: certain jurisdictions.
%%Copyright: -----------------------------------------------------------

plus some adaptations of documents (GPL -> GNU, Linux -> GNU/Linux , GPL
license...) And GNU is one or two releases behind GPL.

With respect to switching to ESP Ghostscript for the next development
cycle, one drawback that seems immediately apparent is that ESP
Ghostscript is not based on GNU Ghostscript 8.x!  If we stick to GNU
Ghostscript we'll be able to upgrade to 8.x.

latest ESP still is based on GNU 7.07, but with a lot of external stuff: http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/espgs/espgs/CHANGES?view=markup

get it from: http://sourceforge.net/projects/espgs

--
Hello, this is Darl McBride, and I pronounce Linux as UNIX.



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