./print/ghostscript-agpl, Postscript interpreter

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 9.56.1, Package name: ghostscript-agpl-9.56.1, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

Ghostscript is the well-known PostScript interpreter which is available for
all common and most esoteric platforms and supports many different printers
and some displays.

Support for Cups is enabled by the "cups" option (off by default).

This is the latest version of Ghostscript, released under the GNU
Affero General Public License (AGPL).

Required to run:
[graphics/tiff] [graphics/freetype2] [graphics/png] [fonts/fontconfig] [fonts/ghostscript-fonts] [lang/perl5] [devel/libidn] [print/libpaper] [graphics/jbig2dec] [graphics/openjpeg] [graphics/lcms2]

Required to build:
[pkgtools/x11-links] [pkgtools/cwrappers]

Package options: cups, fontconfig, x11

Master sites:

Filesize: 61122.297 KB

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   2022-05-27 10:26:53 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (9) | Package updated
Log message:
ghostscript-agpl: updated to 9.56.1

New PDF Interpreter is now enabled by default: See Changes Coming to the PDF \ 
libgs is now threadsafe
The PSD output devices now write ICC profiles to their output files for improved \ 
color fidelity.
Ghostscript/GhostPDL can now output Apple Raster and URF format image files: via \ 
the "appleraster" or "urf" output devices (using the cups \ 
implementation of those formats).
   2022-01-22 14:51:55 by =?UTF-8?B?RnLDqWTDqXJpYyBGYXViZXJ0ZWF1?= | Files touched by this commit (3)
Log message:
ghostscript-agpl: Fix build issue discussed on pkgsrc-users@


This fix has kindly been provided upstream to try solving the building
errors (https://bugs.ghostscript.com/show_bug.cgi?id=704844).
   2021-12-08 17:07:18 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (3063)
Log message:
revbump for icu and libffi
   2021-10-26 13:15:15 by Nia Alarie | Files touched by this commit (1670)
Log message:
print: Replace RMD160 checksums with BLAKE2s checksums

All checksums have been double-checked against existing RMD160 and
SHA512 hashes
   2021-10-07 16:52:04 by Nia Alarie | Files touched by this commit (1670)
Log message:
print: Remove SHA1 hashes for distfiles
   2021-10-01 01:48:51 by Ryo ONODERA | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
ghostscript-agpl: Fix undefined reference error during link
   2021-09-29 21:19:23 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (4) | Package updated
Log message:
ghostscript-agpl: updated to 9.55.0

Version 9.55.0 (2021-09-27)

Highlights in this release include:

This release includes the fix for the %pipe% security issue (CVE-2021-3781).

New PDF Interpreter: This is an entirely new implementation written in C (rather \ 
than PostScript, as before). For a full discussion of this change and reasons \ 
for it see: Changes Coming to the PDF Interpreter.

In this (9.55.0) release, the new PDF interpreter is disabled by default in \ 
Ghostscript, but can be used by specifying -dNEWPDF. We hope to make it the \ 
default in 9.56.0, and fully deprecate the PostScript implementation shortly \ 
after that (depending on the feedback we get).

This also allows us to offer a new executable (gpdf, or gpdfwin??.exe on \ 
Windows) which is purely for PDF input. For this release, those new binaries are \ 
not included in the "install" make targets, nor in the Windows \ 
installers (they will be from 9.56.0 onwards).

We would ask that as many users as possible take the opportunity to test with \ 
the new PDF implementation (i.e. using -dNEWPDF on your gs command line), and \ 
discuss any problems with us, before the new implementation becomes the default.

The pdfwrite device now supports "passthrough" for JPX/JPG2000 data \ 
images (as well as the already supported JPEG/DCT Encoded). That means that if \ 
no rescaling or color conversion of the image data is required, the \ 
encoded/compressed image data from the input file will be written unchanged to \ 
the output, preventing potential image degradation caused by decompressing and \ 

The Ghostscript/GhostPDL demo apps for C, C#, Java and Python have all had \ 
improvements and the C#/Java/Python language bindings have now been documented, \ 
see Ghostscript Language Bindings

The Zugferd compliant PDF generating definitions (lib/zugferd.ps) have been \ 
updated and expanded to support the current version (2.1.1) of the Zugferd spec, \ 
and optionally different versions of the specification.

The PCL/m output devices now support Duplex/Tumble.

The internal support for "n-up" style simple imposition (introduced in \ 
9.54.0) has been extended and improved for better support across all input \ 

Ghostscript now supports object specific halftone - for example, different \ 
halftones can be specified for text and images, reflecting the differing needs \ 
of rendering those two types of object.

Our efforts in code hygiene and maintainability continue.

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

(9.53.0) 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).
   2021-09-28 14:50:02 by Jonathan Perkin | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
ghostscript-*: Support GCC >= 10.