cdcover requires Python > 1.5.1. Python is available for many different platforms on http://www.python.org.
cdcover recommends an installation of Ghostview http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost (available for Linux and Windows) or gv http://wwwthep.physik.uni-mainz.de/~plass/gv (only available for Linux!) to preview the results.
If you don't have a postscript printer, Ghostscript http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost is also required, since the output format of cdcover is postscript.
Linux users can use the same installation approach as win32 users or choose to make a common installation for all users doing a make install as user `root'.
- Unpack all files in a directory, e.g. C:\Tools\cdcover.
- Set the home variable to your choosen directory in the file C:\Autoexec.bat In our case add the line 'set HOME=C:\Tools\cdcover' to Autoexec.bat
- Edit the file `.cdcover' so cdcover can find Ghostview and the Postscript template file. `Os::' is `Win32'. `Share' should be left blank as: `Share::' or point to the installation directory as: `Share::C:\Tools\cdcover'.
- Run cdcover from the choosen directory.