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1. ANNOUNCE

The Display Ghostscript System, version , is now available.


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1.1 What is the Display Ghostscript System?

The Display Ghostscript System is functionally upward-compatible with Adobe Display PostScript, but it has been written independently. The Display Ghostscript System provides a device-independent imaging model for displaying information on a screen. The imaging model uses the PostScript language which has powerful graphics capabilities and frees the programmer from display-specific details like screen resolution and color issues.

The Display Ghostscript System is composed of a PostScript language interpreter (Ghostscript), the Client library, and the pswrap translator.

The Display Ghostscript System uses a client/server architecture. Applications are linked with the Client library which communicates with the PostScript interpreter residing in the server. The application utilizes the procedures and data structures in the Client library which are independent of the actual PostScript interpreter.

The pswrap translator allows you to take custom PostScript language programs and wrap them with a C function interface thus allowing your applications to call them directly. pswrap programs are generally more efficient then performing the same PostScript program purely with the Client library procedures.


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1.2 Is the Display Ghostscript System free software?

Yes it is; though, the Display Ghostscript System is composed of many different components, and each component has a different license. You should read the appropriate license for each component before making any decisions about what you can and cannot do.

@bullet{DPS/README}
Adobe DPSclient library copyrighted by Adobe Systems Incorporated.

@bullet{gs/PUBLIC}
GNU Ghostscript using the GPL copyright.

@bullet{jpeg/README}
JPEG library copyrighted by Thomas G. Lane.

@bullet{png/png.h}
PNG library copyrighted by Guy Eric Schalnat, Group 42, Inc.

@bullet{zlib/README}
ZLIB library copyrighted by Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler


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1.3 What's new in this release?


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1.4 Changes since version `0.5.8'

This version contains mostly bug fixes, since Ghostscript 6.0 has been delayed.

Better context switching. Configuration and makefile cleanup, with additional support for RPMS. Added tcp_wrappers support. Various bug fixes.


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1.5 How can I get support for this software?

Look at the GNUstep Web Pages for more information regarding GNUstep resources `http://www.gnustep.org'. There is a GNOME mailing list which can be subscribed to by emailing `mailto:dps-hackers-request@gnome.org' (I don't think it is currently active).


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1.6 Where can you get it? How can you compile it?

The dgs-.tar.gz distribution file has not been made available by anonymous ftp.

The program requires gcc or higher.

The `.tar' file is compressed with GNU gzip. Gzip can be obtained by anonymous ftp at any of the GNU archive sites.

For info about FTP via email, send email to <ftpmail@decwrl.dec.com> with no subject line, and two-line body with line one `help' and line two `quit'.

The most recent (not necessarily tested) snapshots of the library will be placed in `ftp:///'.


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1.7 Where do I send bug reports?

Bug reports can be sent to the GNUstep discussion list <bug-gnustep@gnu.org>.

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The above software will soon be at these ftp sites as well. Please try them before `prep.ai.mit.edu' as `prep' is very busy!

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