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XnView and Ghostscript

Post by Rolf » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:59 am

Hello,
in different posts in this forum I read that XnView can only interact with AFPL Ghostscript to display PDF-files. Wikipedia says that development of AFPL Ghostscript is ended with V8.56 in May 2006. Since then only GPL Ghostscript is further developed. The actual version 8.60 is published August 2007.
Are there plans to let XnView interact with GPL Ghostscript to benefit from bug fixes in Ghostscript?
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Rolf

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Re: XnView and Ghostscript

Post by marsh » Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:29 pm

That has already been implemented in latest versions.

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Post by Rolf » Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:15 pm

Hello,
I tried to use GPL Ghostscript V8.60 with XnView 1.91.5. As I understood I do not have to configure anything in XnView as XnView detects Ghostscript automatically.
When I tried to display a PDF-file I only get hex-code displayed.
What have I done wrong?
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Rolf

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Post by xnview » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:42 pm

Rolf wrote:Hello,
I tried to use GPL Ghostscript V8.60 with XnView 1.91.5. As I understood I do not have to configure anything in XnView as XnView detects Ghostscript automatically.
When I tried to display a PDF-file I only get hex-code displayed.
What have I done wrong?
Do you have tried the 1.91.6?
Pierre.

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Post by Rolf » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:25 am

Hello Pierre,
no I did not try 1.91.6 yet. I will try it next weekend.
Thanks.
Rolf

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Tests partly successful

Post by Rolf » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:18 am

Hi Pierre,
I did some testing over the last weekend and was only partly successful. On one PC I could use XnView 1.91.6 with GPL Ghostscript 8.60 without any difficulties. On a second PC with the same XnView 1.91.6 and GPL Ghostscript 8.60 I get the error message (I translate the message from german to english, so the original english text may differ):
AFPL-Ghostscript was not found on the system. Please download AFPL-Ghostscript from http://ghostscript.com and install it.

I had to reinstall AFPL-Ghostscript to let XnView display PDF-files.
Do you have any ideas for that behaviour?

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Re: Tests partly successful

Post by xnview » Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:28 am

Rolf wrote:Hi Pierre,
I did some testing over the last weekend and was only partly successful. On one PC I could use XnView 1.91.6 with GPL Ghostscript 8.60 without any difficulties. On a second PC with the same XnView 1.91.6 and GPL Ghostscript 8.60 I get the error message (I translate the message from german to english, so the original english text may differ):
AFPL-Ghostscript was not found on the system. Please download AFPL-Ghostscript from http://ghostscript.com and install it.

I had to reinstall AFPL-Ghostscript to let XnView display PDF-files.
Do you have any ideas for that behaviour?
And on your first PC, you had AFPL ghostscript??
Pierre.

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Post by Rolf » Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:08 am

Hi Pierre,
both PCs had AFPL-Ghostscript installed. On both PCs I first uninstalled AFPL-Ghostscript and AFPL Ghostscript Fonts an then installed GPL Ghostscript. On one PC XnView detects GPL-Ghostscript and displays PDF-files, on the other PC the previous mentioned error message occurs.

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Post by xnview » Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:41 pm

Rolf wrote:Hi Pierre,
both PCs had AFPL-Ghostscript installed. On both PCs I first uninstalled AFPL-Ghostscript and AFPL Ghostscript Fonts an then installed GPL Ghostscript. On one PC XnView detects GPL-Ghostscript and displays PDF-files, on the other PC the previous mentioned error message occurs.
Do you have same keys in registry (HKLM/Software)?
Pierre.

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Post by Rolf » Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:10 pm

Hello Pierre,
I've got it! Although I deinstalled AFPL Ghostscript correctly, I found entries for AFPL Ghistscript in HKLM\Software. After deleting that entries everything works perfect.
Thanks for your help.
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Rolf

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