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bug #41141: pswrite device removed from Ghostscript (print scripts need updating)

Submitted by:  Rik <rik5>
Submitted on:  Tue 07 Jan 2014 07:48:38 PM UTC  
Category: PlottingSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: None
Status: NoneAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: 3.8.0Operating System: Microsoft Windows

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Tue 07 Jan 2014 07:48:38 PM UTC, original submission:

The pswrite device in Ghostscript has been deprecated since 12/15/2010. In Ghostscript versions >= 9.09 it is no longer even compiled in by default. This is a problem for Octave because the default device when the extension is .ps is pswrite.

The fix seems relatively easy, to replace pswrite with ps2write or epswrite if version 1 conformance is required.

The following documentation was taken from http://ghostscript.com/doc/current/Devices.htm.

I grepped through the m-files for pswrite and then condensed the list to the instances that would need changing. They are

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