[pdftex] GPL Ghostscript 8.56 release
martin at oneiros.de
Thu Mar 22 17:00:52 CET 2007
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From: Ralph Giles <giles at ghostscript.com>
Date: 21.03.2007 01:58
Subject: [gs-devel] GPL Ghostscript 8.56 release
To: gs-devel at ghostscript.com
Artifex Software, Inc. and artofcode LLC are pleased to announce the
release of GPL Ghostscript 8.56. This is the latest in the 8.5x stable
This new release has seen a great deal of work to improve conformance
with the Quality Logic PS CET suite. Where close imitation of the
reference implementation is required, we now provide a 'gs_cet.ps'
helper file which can be prefixed to a job to set certain optional
Also new in this release:
Better support for 64 bit platforms.
The .ps library files and Resources tree are now compiled into
Ghostscript by default. This means -Ilib is no longer needed
when running gs uninstalled. Run './configure --disable-compile-inits'
or set COMPILE_INITS=0 in the makefile to recover the old behaviour. The
library files are still installed for reference.
New '-o <outputfile>' convenience option for writing output to a file.
This is equivalent to '-dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sOutputFile=<outputfile>'.
Numerous bug fixes and rendering improvements.
See the file doc/Changes.htm in the distribution for a complete list of
The release is available from the usual locations:
Thanks to everyone whose hard work made this release possible!
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