[gs-bugs] [Bug 691440] Windows bat files use relative paths and write to non-temp dir

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Wed Jul 28 07:44:00 UTC 2010


--- Comment #8 from Ken Sharp <ken.sharp at artifex.com> 2010-07-28 07:43:55 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #5)

Thanks for spotting the typo in ps2pdf.bat, I've committed the fix for that as
revision 11545.

As for the remaining issues; as we keep on saying, batch programming in Windows
is a difficult area, its not possible to do a really good job. 

The batch files are provided as a convenience, if they don't work you can still
run Ghostscript from the command line. Or, of course, write your own batch
files. The main aim here is to provide something which works reasonably well
for most users, and which we're comfortable in supporting. I don't want to take
on the job of endlessly patching a rickety structure to try and retain
compatibility with old versions of Windows.

Microsoft hasn't supported Windows 98 or ME since July 2006, four years bow, so
I don't particularly feel we need to worry about it. I'd rather move on and use
the new capabilities.

If I hear howls of complaint from the user community I'll have to rethink that
position of course.

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