[pdftex] 1.40.6-rc1

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Sun Jan 20 16:22:35 CET 2008


I think it's time for another stable release. Please test.

pdfTeX 3.141592-1.40.6-rc1 was released on 2008-01-20
- Bugfixes:
  - inclusion of encrypted PDFs was broken (861)
  - PDFs > 2GiB (LFS) would be broken, even on 64-bit systems. Now the basic
    support for LFS is there, you only need to supply the right compiler flags
    (this is not yet done automatically). See build.sh for hints on compiling.
  - Page groups in pdfs (see 1.10a below) are now handled correctly (741)
  - When including transparent PNGs pdftex now automatically adds a Page Group
  - broken map files would lead to core dumps
  - unusual TrueType fonts would lead to an assertion error (874)
  - the null object in object table was never initialized
  - included PDFs with /PieceInfo lost their /LastModified date
  - an empty colorstack crashed pdftex (897)
- pdfTeX uses libpng 1.2.24
- pdfTeX uses xpdf 3.02pl2


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