Projects / Moonshiner


Moonshiner is a graphical frontend for Ghostscript's PostScript-to-PDF converter. While Ghostscript (and its wrapper ps2pdf) is a very powerful instrument, it is quite challenging to use its parameters on the command line, especially if you often change the settings as to what kind of color conversion, image resampling, etc. you want Ghostscript to perform. While the author has never used Adobe's Distiller, and thus cannot really compare the two, Moonshiner (as the name suggests) is supposed to be a work-alike for the Linux world (at least GUI-wise, as the actual work is of course done by Ghostscript).

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  21 May 2009 17:51

    Release Notes: This release turns off "Quit if successful" by default. It will display the correct encryption settings if PDF 1.3 is selected at start. Ghostscript launch fails loudly. There is improved behavior while Ghostscript is running. The user interface appearance has been improved.

    •  13 Dec 2008 18:47

      No changes have been submitted for this release.


      Project Spotlight


      A Fluent OpenStack client API for Java.


      Project Spotlight

      TurnKey TWiki Appliance

      A TWiki appliance that is easy to use and lightweight.