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Re: Emacs Installer for MS Windows

From: Benjamin Riefenstahl
Subject: Re: Emacs Installer for MS Windows
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 11:22:37 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1001 (Gnus v5.10.1) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Hi Lennart,

"Lennart Borgman" <address@hidden> writes:
> I think using colored printing the way I suggested earlier is often
> good enough. The advantage it has is that it is very simple. (Of
> course it is not very elegant, but it is existing.) It is also a
> solution that probably can be made portable since printing a html
> file is certainly a thing I guess can be done on most main operating
> systems.

Most OSs have no idea what HTML is.  The user installs a browser of
his choice (or other tools) and that handles the HTML.  Sorry if this
sounds pedantic, but my point is "a browser of his choice", which
implies that in general there is no fixed stable interface to an HTML
processing facility.

On Windows you always have Internet Explorer, but a) it's printing
output may not be acceptable and b) it is constantly changing with
feature updates as well as security patches.

Benjamin Riefenstahl wrote:
>> [About Ghostscript:] This could be part of the Windows installer.

> I will try. Please tell me which Ghostscript to use.

In the end you will have to decide for yourself.  A quick look into my
sources indicate that you probably want


That looks like the latest AFPL version (for non-commercial use only,
but with source available), the version that is also used by GSView.
In 5 minutes I can't find a simple way to get the free version as a
precompiled Windows binary.  You can probably just use the previous
AFPL version, which should be identical to the free version,
i.e. [...]/gs704/gs704w32.exe .

For more information see the pages that i just checked:



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