I downloaded ralcgm, change the delegates.mgk on my windows machine, and now
trying to convert a cgm file to ps (or even any other formats), I am getting
the following (the strange thing is that ralcgm is working, but GM is not):
C:\gm\ralcgm>gm convert -verbose circles.cgm c.ps
gm convert: ralcgm -d ps "circles.cgm"
C:\DOCUME~1\Basel\LOCALS~1\Temp\gmpQw153 (No error).
gm convert: "C:\Program Files\GraphicsMagick-1.1.7-Q16\gm.exe" convert
gm convert: Delegate failed ( "C:\Program
Files\GraphicsMagick-1.1.7-Q16\gm.exe" convert -adjoin %o*.ps "%o").
any help highly appreciated.
From: Bob Friesenhahn <bfriesen@si...> - 2007-03-16 17:23:04
On Thu, 15 Mar 2007, Basel Nimer wrote:
> Deal All,
> I downloaded ralcgm, change the delegates.mgk on my windows machine, and now
> trying to convert a cgm file to ps (or even any other formats), I am getting
> the following (the strange thing is that ralcgm is working, but GM is not):
Ralcgm is extremely old (1990!) and is no longer supported by anyone.
Its license seems to prevent anyone from becoming the new maintainer.
Someone built a working Windows binary but unfortunately it has a
bizzarre limitation that file paths can not be longer than something
like 32 characters. This includes both the file name and the
directory path part. So the binary is not very usable. I have a
binary which works great on my Sun workstation so I know that ralgcm
is capable of working quite well if it is built correctly.
I have spent considerable time trying to get ralcgm to build under a
modern Windows compiler but the result did not quite work correctly.
Probably there is a data type wrong somewhere. We need a volunteer to
continue this work and figure out how to build a working binary
without the bizzare argument length limitation, and preferably without
other strange command line validity checks in the code.
GraphicsMagick Maintainer, http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/