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Re: [Groff] Dueling versions of GROFF for Windows

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] Dueling versions of GROFF for Windows
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 09:31:10 +0200 (CEST)

> 1. WinGROFF

I think that the author will eventually port the latest version also.

> 2. cygwin version

> Can anyone comment on the relative merits of these two versions of
> GROFF for Windows?

Since groff is a command line oriented program, there should be no

There are two more ports usable for Windows using djgpp resp. a native
MS compiler.  The latter is incomplete, though.  Please check the
files MORE.STUFF and README.WIN32 in the groff distribution.

I believe that the djgpp port is adapted best to MS-DOS behaviour, but
I can't tell anything about Windows.

It basically depends on your preferred environment which groff port
you should use since most compilers usually have large run-time
environment DLLs to provide/emulate UNIX functions not available on
Windows.  If all your UNIX programs come from, say, the cygwin
project, it probably makes sense to use a cygwin port of groff also.


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