From: MARSHALL Keith <Keith.MARSHALL@total.com> - 2004-05-14 15:46:16
Version 1.19.1 of GNU Troff (groff) has recently been released.
AFAIK, this is the first official release of groff, which will
build OOTB with MinGW. If you are interested in using this
powerful text formatting and typesetting tool, you may download
the official release tarball from ftp://groff.ffii.org/pub/groff/
(Germany), or from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/groff/ (USA); (make sure
that you select the groff-1.19.1.tar.gz tarball). After you have
unbundled the tarball, you will find MinGW specific building
instructions in the file README.MinGW.
Just one word of caution, which is not made totally clear in
README.MinGW -- perhaps I should clarify it; on occasions, I had
trouble with groff hanging, when running in the RXVT console, both
during the make, and subsequently, in routine use. Such problems
disappear, when MSYS is started with the -norxvt option.
Note that groff includes an emulation of nroff, which is the
formatter used to prepare manpages for display via less --
perhaps the availability of this will enable the creation of
manpage packages to accompany MinGW and MSYS.
For further information on groff, please visit the official
project web site, at http://groff.ffii.org.