Applying gs811-lib.patch to gs8.15

Michael Sweet mike at
Thu Jan 13 06:32:44 PST 2005

x2164 wrote:
>      Hi All,
>      After reading till's posting recommending the use of
>      GPL gs8.15 code base i'd like to know if the
>      gs811-lib.patch can be applied to gs8.15 and the resulting
>      gs executable be usable.
>      I've already applied gs811-lib.patch by hand to gs8.15 code.
>      By a little editing of obj/ to add the two lines
>      "-lcups \"  and  "-lcupsimage \"  to overcome a final
>      linking problem i have been able to generate an executable
>      gs.
>      A search of the cups.general newsgroup for '8.15' produced
>      10 hits most of which related to organizing the switch to
>      the gs8.15 code.
>      Is it too much of a leap of faith to use the gs811-lib.patch
>      for gs8.15?

No, it *should* work, we just haven't done any testing with it.

Hopefully I'll have some time to work on it next month (concentrating
on CUPS 1.2 right now :) and then it will work out-of-the-box.

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Document Software

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