./print/ghostscript-agpl, Postscript interpreter

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 9.55.0, Package name: ghostscript-agpl-9.55.0, 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:

RMD160: 4e4833825b1645953afb56bbdde5fd14c6e04d6f
Filesize: 65837.621 KB

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   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 \ 
recompressing.

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 \ 
formats.

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.
   2021-06-15 14:39:32 by Makoto Fujiwara | Files touched by this commit (1) | Package updated
Log message:
(print/ghostscript-agpl) Update PLIST for option  disable-compile-inits
   2021-06-09 22:20:09 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (5) | Package updated
Log message:
ghostscript-agpl: updated to 9.54.0

The 9.54.0 release is a maintenance release, and also adds new functionality.

Highlights in this release include:

Overprint simulation is now available to all output devices, allowing quality \ 
previewing/proofing of PostScript and PDF jobs that rely on overprint. See the \ 
-dOverprint option documentation in: Overprint

The "docxwrite" device adds the ability to output to Microsoft Word \ 
"docx" format. See: docxwrite

The pdfwrite device is now capable of using the Tesseract OCR engine when it is \ 
built into Ghostscript to improve searchability and copy and paste functionality \ 
when the input lacks the metadata for that purpose. See: UseOCR

Ghostscript/GhostPDL now includes a "map text to black" function, \ 
where text drawn by an input job (except when drawn using a Type 3 font) can be \ 
forced to draw in solid black. See: BlackText

Ghostscript/GhostPDL now supports simple N-up imposition "internally". \ 
See: NupControl

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).

Mainly due to time constraints, we only support including Tesseract from source \ 
included in our release packages, and not linking to Tesseract/Leptonica shared \ 
libraries. Whether we add this capability will be largely dependent on community \ 
demand for the feature.
   2021-05-24 21:56:06 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3575)
Log message:
*: recursive bump for perl 5.34
   2021-04-21 15:25:34 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (864)
Log message:
revbump for boost-libs