Subject: CVS commit: pkgsrc/print/ghostscript-agpl
Date: 2020-09-29 16:29:42
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ghostscript-agpl: Update to 9.53.2

Version 9.53.2 (2020-09-25)

Highlights in this release include:

    The 9.53.2 release is primarily maintenance.

    Three issues arose with 9.53.0/1 that prompted the release of
    a .2 patch:

	A crash (or silent, erroneous exit) on 64 bit Windows and
	other LLP64 type environments.

	A parameter type mismatch that would cause Ghostcript to
	error out during initialisation, which affected 64 big,
	big endian architectures.

	An expected side effect of another change that prevented
	multithreaded rendering and background rendering from
	working correctly.

    Details of those can be found in the changelog.

    The most obvious change is the (re-)introduction of the patch
    level to the version number, this helps facilitate a revised
    policy on handling security related issues.

    To clarify: in the event we decide to release a patch revision,
    it will replace the release with the previous patch number.
    Release notes, highlights and warnings will remain the same,
    except for the addition of whatever fix(es) prompted the patch.

    Our efforts in code hygiene and maintainability continue.

    We have added the capability to build with the Tesseract OCR
    engine. In such a build, new devices are available
    (pdfocr8/pdfocr24/pdfocr32) which render the output file to an
    image, OCR that image, and output the image "wrapped" up as a
    PDF file, with the OCR generated text information included as
    "invisible" text (in PDF terms, text rendering mode 3).

    Due to some patches to the Tesseract sources that are required
    (integrated upstream, but awaiting release), time constraints,
    and the experimental nature of the feature, we only support
    including Tesseract from source, not linking to Tesseract shared
    libraries. Whether we add this capability will be largely
    dependant on community demand for the feature.

    See Enabling OCR for more details.

    We have added Python bindings for the gsapi interface, can be
    found in demos/python. These are experimental, and we welcome
    feedback from interested developers.

    For those integrating Ghostscript/GhostPDL via the gsapi
    interface, we have added new capabilities to that, specifically
    in terms of setting and interrogating device parameters. These,
    along with the existing interface calls, are documented in:
    Ghostscript Interpreter API

    IMPORTANT: In consultation with a representative of (OpenPrinting)
    it is our intention to deprecate and, in the not distant future,
    remove the OpenPrinting Vector/Raster Printer Drivers (that
    is, the opvp and oprp devices).

    If you rely on either of these devices, please get in touch
    with us, so we can discuss your use case, and revise our plans

    IMPORTANT: We have forked LittleCMS2 into LittleCMS2mt (the
    "mt" indicating "multi-thread"). LCMS2 is not thread safe and
    cannot be made thread safe without breaking the ABI. Our fork
    will be thread safe and include performance enhancements (these
    changes have all be been offered and rejected upstream). We
    will maintain compatibility between Ghostscript and LCMS2 for
    a time, but not in perpetuity. If there is sufficient interest,
    our fork will be available as its own package separately from
    Ghostscript (and MuPDF).

    The usual round of bug fixes, compatibility changes, and
    incremental improvements.