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From version 3.0 on `gv' cannot be used with the standard Athena Widget library. Nevertheless you don not have to use the 3d Widgets for anything else as this version is compiled using `-rpath /usr/X11R6/lib/Xaw3d'.
It uses the `gs' PostScript(tm) interpreter and is based on the classic X front-end for `gs', `ghostview'. It is more comfortable and more powerful than `ghostview'.
Some features as e.g. PDF files or anti-aliasing are only supported if a recent Aladdin ghostscript (4.0 or later) is installed. With anti-aliasing turned on, the text is very crisp and readable, with no `stepping' on the slants at all. For this reason, the `gs-aladdin' package, to be found in `non-free' due to Aladdin's licenceing, is highly recommended.
The new `gs-aladdin', version (>= 4.0), can view PDF files. It is mostly compliant with Adobe's PDF format, so it has less problems than `xpdf'. There is no support for encrypted pdf files. It provides much better output than `xpdf' and even `AcroRead' (Adobe's PDF Reader) but is slower and does not yet support hyperlinks.
gv(1) gv(1) Name gv - a PostScript and PDF previewer Synopsis gv [ filename ] [-monochrome] [-grayscale] [-color] [-[no]safer] [-[no]quiet] [-arguments <arguments>] [-page <label>] [-[no]center] [-media <media>] [-portrait] [-landscape] [-upsidedown] [-seascape] more»
gv (3.5.8-1bo4) bo-unstable; urgency=low * Non maintainer release * Minor changes to debian/rules * Recompiled with libc5 for unstable -- Paul Seelig <email@example.com> Sun, 18 Jan 1998 22:04:21 +0100 gv (1:3.5.8-4) unstable; urgency=low * Hech. I forgot the epock so dpkg will replace the `.1' version. One more go. -- Karl M. Hegbloom <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tue, 9 more»
Notation: --------- In the list below some paragraphs (or lines) are marked either by a '#' or a '*' or a '?'. A '*' marks some internal change of which the user doesn't see anything. '#' denotes a change which is noticeable by the user. '?' describes a known problem which is not fixed yet. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% GV 3.5.8 (21 June 1997) %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% # Bugfix: The command line more»
This is Debian/GNU Linux's prepackaged version of the PostScript viewer `gv'. `gv' is a front-end more»