See also the topic Ghostscript Licensing.
After you get this version of Ghostscript, we suggest that you track news, updates, and fixes on SourceForge. Please visit http://sourceforge.net/projects/ghostscript/.
You can also participate in the discussion at the Ghostscript community website, www.ghostscript.com.
The primary site for the Ghostscript source code is http://download.sourceforge.net/ghostscript. The primary FTP site for the full Ghostscript release is ftp://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors/ghost. Ghostscript is also available from many mirror sites which may be closer to you and provide faster access. Ghostscript is also available on CD-R.
It is also worthwhile having the GV or GSview previewer.
Precompiled RPM files are available from ghostscript-6.50-2.i386.rpm and ghostscript-fonts-6.0-2.noarch.rpm, The sources are available from ghostscript-6.50-2.src.rpm and ghostscript-fonts-6.0-2.src.rpm. These are expected to work on the following Linux variants:
Please note that these RPM files were built with a limited set of printer drivers. If you need extra printer drivers, you will need to recompile Ghostscript.
You will need to obtain and run the self-extracting EXE
gs650w32.exe, AFPL Ghostscript 6.50 for Win32 5877760 bytesAlternatively, a plain zip file is available.
It is recommended that you also install GSview, a graphical interface to Ghostscript.
gsv36w32.exe, GSview 3.6 for Win32 1472512 bytes
You will need to obtain the following ZIP files:
|If using OS/2 or MS-Windows it is strongly recommended that you also get GSview, which provides a graphical interface to Ghostscript.|
To unpack ZIP files, you will need an unzip program such as Info-ZIP unzip.
AFPL Ghostscript 6.50 will be available precompiled for the Mac here.
The following information applies to Aladdin Ghostscript 5.50.
You will need to obtain the following: macgs-550-installer.bin, FAT binary, configuration, initialization, fonts, and example files, 4551k
Note: This download requires StuffitExpander version 5.x or any version of MindExpander for decompression. Older versions of StuffitExpander will complain that the archive is corrupted; this is not the case.
If you plan to re-compile from the sources, you will need:
The MacGS Viewer Manual is part of the macgs-550-installer.bin archive and contains more detailed information. There is also a web version of the manual on-line. You can find out more about MacGS-550 on-line as well.