Roaming Computing System (Windows Edition) 4 - Ghostscript

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Ghostcript is required by Scribus, it is important for EPS and PS import and printing.

"Artifex Software has switched to a release every 6 months (Feb and Aug) and all releases are simultaneous GPL and Artifex releases".

GNU Ghostscript 9.22

Variant GPL Ghostscript; 64-bit (GNU Affero General Public License)
Version 9.22
Purpose Displays, prints and converts PostScript and PDF files
Required for Scribus
Installed to workstation
WPKG package.xml example page
Install format
Installation Instructions
Release Notes
Changelog
Download www.ghostscript.com
Silent Installation and uninstallation /S
Configuration
Issues

GNU Ghostscript 9.14

Variant GPL Ghostscript; 64-bit (GNU Affero General Public License)
Version 9.14
Purpose Displays, prints and converts PostScript and PDF files
Required for Scribus
Installed to workstation
WPKG package.xml example page
Install format
Installation Instructions
Release Notes
Changelog
Download www.ghostscript.com
Silent Installation and uninstallation /S
Configuration
Issues

GNU Ghostscript 9.05

Variant GPL Ghostscript; 32-bit
Version 9.05
Purpose Displays, prints and converts PostScript and PDF files
Required for Scribus
Installed to workstation
WPKG package.xml example page
Install format
Installation Instructions
Release Notes
Changelog No longer requires you to unzip to extract setupgs.exe which can be used silently, straight-up downloaded installer works with /S, as does the uninstaller
Download www.ghostscript.com
Silent Installation and uninstallation /S
Configuration
Issues

GNU Ghostscript 8.63

Variant GPL Ghostscript; 32bit (w32)
Version 8.63
Purpose Displays, prints and converts PostScript and PDF files
Required for Scribus
Installed to workstation
WPKG package.xml example page
Install format
Installation Instructions
Release Notes
Changelog 8.63 includes fonts (in the ghostscript dll) that were previously installed separately, so we remove those old fonts when we upgrade to or install 8.63 or later
Download www.ghostscript.com
Silent Installation and uninstallation

Installation: I think we now achieve silence by simply specifying an installation target directory on the command-line, like this: '%SOFTWARE%\ghostscript\setupgs.exe "%PROGRAMFILES%\gs"'

Uninstallation: uninstgs "%PROGRAMFILES%\gs\gs8.63\uninstal.txt" -q

Configuration
Issues

GNU Ghostscript 8.61

Variant GPL Ghostscript; 32bit (w32)
Version 8.61
Purpose Displays, prints and converts PostScript and PDF files
Required for Scribus
Installed to workstation
WPKG package.xml example page
Install format
Installation Instructions
Release Notes
Download www.ghostscript.com
Silent Installation and uninstallation I think we now achieve this by simply specifying an installation target directory on the command-line, like this: '%SOFTWARE%\ghostscript\setupgs.exe "%PROGRAMFILES%\gs"'
Configuration
Issues

GNU Ghostscript 8.56

Variant GNU Ghostscript; 32bit (w32)
Version 8.56
Purpose Displays, prints and converts PostScript and PDF files
Required for Scribus
Installed to workstation
WPKG package.xml example page
Install format
Installation Instructions
Release Notes
Silent Installation and uninstallation We haven't found a way install and uninstall it silently. There's talk of /VERYSILENT, /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES, /NORESTART and /NOCANCEL but they don't work.
Configuration
Issues

AFPL Ghostscript 8.54

Variant AFPL Ghostscript; 32bit
Version 8.54
Purpose Displays, prints and converts PostScript and PDF files
Required for Scribus
Installed to workstation
WPKG package.xml example page http://wpkg.org/index.php/Ghostscript
Install format
Installation Instructions
Release Notes
Silent Installation and uninstallation We haven't found a way install and uninstall it silently. There's talk of /VERYSILENT, /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES, /NORESTART and /NOCANCEL but they don't work.
Configuration
Issues