The current version is 3.5.8 (June 21 1997)
Please note that gv is derived from Tim Theisen's ghostview 1.5.
gv -style gv_spartan.dat"
A few words about Xaw3d, especially adressed to Linux users: There is only one Xaw3d, the one found on ftp.x.org and its mirrors. However, there are some hacked versions out there on the net and some of their authors don't even bother to distribute their version under a different name. Since Xaw3d also intends to serve as a basis for application specific custom widgets to be created by subclassing existing widgets (one of the main strengths of the Xt Toolkit) these hacked libraries are likely to break applications using this feature (like gv).
To make this long story short: when using gv with some hacked Xaw3d (including XawXpm, nextXaw or whatever they are called) you (attention here) are on your own. It might work but it might also not.
You may also be interested in the list of Frequently Asked Questions which was created by Tim Adye.
Copyright (C) 1992-1997 Johannes Plass, Timothy O. Theisen
gv is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
gv is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
Johannes Plass email@example.com Department of Physics Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany gv is derived from GhostView 1.5, created by Tim Theisen Systems Programmer Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Computer Sciences UUCP: uwvax!tim University of Wisconsin-Madison Phone: (608)262-0438 1210 West Dayton Street FAX: (608)262-9777 Madison, WI 53706
Tim Theisen created ghostview 1.5. , which was the starting point of gv.
Peter Deutsch is the author of the ghostscript interpreter, without which gv would be not more than an empty hull.
Kaleb S.Keithley turned Xaw into the extremely nice Xaw3d widget set.
Keith Packard invented the Layout widget, the heart of gv's widget tree.
I'd like to thank Martin Buck (Martin-2.Buck@student.uni-ulm.de) for not only extensively checking gv on Linux, Solaris, Irix and HP/UX but also for his suggestions, bug reports, bug fixes and discussions. Bjorn Nilsson (Bjorn.S.Nilsson@nbi.dk) put a lot of time into checking and fixing gv on Digital UNIX.
Tim Adye (email@example.com) and William Bader (firstname.lastname@example.org) contributed large amounts of code to the recent versions of gv. Hopefully they are not too busy fixing the bugs that I built in when merging their patches into the code :-)
Many thanks also to all those who sent me suggestions, bug fixes and workarounds for portability problems for FreeBSD, SunOS, AIX and other operating systems.
Finally I'd like to thank Jim Jennis (email@example.com) for carefully testing all versions of gv.