[scribus] scribus on Win7 68bit

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Mon Aug 27 13:29:21 UTC 2012

On 26/08/2012 06:54, ale rimoldi wrote:

> Since I'm lucky enough to use an OS where packagers kindly fix that
> sort of things for me,


> I have to rely on you, the users of OS X and
> Windows in its variegate versions, to provide a list of paths that
> scribus should search for GS!

That's a nice thought, but if the user can set the path where gs is 
installed, maybe the smart thing is to search for any instances of 
gswin*.exe and then let them pick the one they want.

On my laptop, gs is installed in

     c:\program files\gs\gs9.04\bin

so the gs version information is embedded in the gs9.04 bit of the path. 
I don't recall if that is the default behaviour or one of my foibles, 
but if you have to cope with all possible gs versions in the "c:\program 
files" and "c:\program files (x86)" directories, and still have to cope 
with some users installing things outside of those directories (for 
example when their c: drives get full), working from a list of paths may 
be difficult.

Presumably the path list might also need updating each time a new gs 
version comes out.

Cheers, J/.
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