[Dev] NEWS: gnu-ghostscript replaces ghostscript-libre

Nicolás Reynolds fauno at kiwwwi.com.ar
Tue Apr 10 13:14:49 GMT 2012

On Tue, 10 Apr 2012 05:57:59 -0300, André Silva <andre.paulista at adinet.com.uy> wrote:
> Hi Parabolers, I created gnu-ghostscript package to replace
> ghostscript-libre, because It is the recommended fix by FSF
> http://libreplanet.org/wiki/List_of_software_that_does_not_respect_the_Free_System_Distribution_Guidelines#GPL_Ghostscript_CMap_data_files
> So, i think that is not necessary to have a libre version of ghostscript
> in our repo if we have the libre alternative.
> Please, if your want to have more information, see:
> https://www.gnu.org/software/ghostscript/
> https://projects.parabolagnulinux.org/abslibre.git/tree/libre/gnu-ghostscript

does this version match our ghostscript-libre? we had gnu-gs version 8
but with the change on arch to gs 9 (or a version change that changed
apis) many packages broke. when i asked the gnu-gs developers for an
update they answered "any time during the year". it took more than that
i think...

i mean they need help. if someone could commit to follow gs updates on
gnu-gs properly we could keep gnu-gs instead.

take in mind many recommendations from the libreplanet list are meant
for the debian pace and we're going much faster :P

(for instance some unfree versions of packages were upgraded long time
ago by arch devs themselves)

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