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  •  03 Apr 2014 00:20
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    Release Notes: A improved "eps2write" device was added to replace the deprecated "epswrite" device. The "pdfwrite" device now uses the same color management engine as Ghostscript rendering devices, by default LCMS2. A new "pwgraster" output device was added. The CUPS device now has improved support for PPD-less printing. Memory usage when processing PDF files that use transparency was reduced. Various other minor improvements and bugfixes were made.

    •  02 Sep 2013 09:02
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      Release Notes: This is mainly a maintainance release, with some new features added.

      •  14 Feb 2013 14:47
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        Release Notes: This release changes to the AGPL, improves thread safety, produces "Direct Web View" PDFs directly, extends the Font API to support PCL/PXL and XPS as well as Postscript/PDF, adds new options adding flexibility to the color management workflow, and adds a BigTIFF output option.

        •  12 Aug 2012 13:34
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          Release Notes: PDF/A-2 support was added to the pdfwrite output device. Suport was added to pdfwrite to be run in "server mode" and for the "%d" format in the OutputFile switch, for writing individual files. The output created by ps2write was modified to support the deficiencies in a range of recent PostScript devices. Support for large numbers of separations was improved for the tiffsep* devices, resolving "unencodable pixels" errors. The devices tiffsep, psdcmyk, and psdrgb gained "downscaler" support. Many other bugfixes, compatibility changes, and incremental improvements were made.

          •  09 Feb 2012 13:28
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            Release Notes: The PDF interpreter now can make use of the DroidSansFallback TrueType font to automatically substitute for missing CIDFonts. Support for "unmanaged color transformations" (with the command line option "-dUseFastColor") for source DeviceXXX colors was added. A simple ink-coverage device is now included. The TIFF, JPEG, and PNG output devices now support embedding of the device ICC profile. Optimized OpenJPEG sources (for JPEG2000 decoding) are now included in the distribution. jbig2dec gained simple halftone region support. The ps2write device gained output quality and stability improvements.

            •  20 Aug 2011 19:29
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              Release Notes: Flexibility for controlling color based upon the graphic object type was introduced. New tiffscaled8, tiffscaled24, and pngmonod devices were added. Downscaling is now supported for png16m and pnggray. The PDF interpreter now tries continue interpreting a PDF after encountering an error in a stream. x11alpha was re-enabled as the default device on Unix systems, now that compatibility problems between anti-aliased output and transparency are resolved. A new experimental text output/extraction device was introduced. The XFonts functionality was removed. Source revision control was moved to Git.

              •  31 Mar 2011 11:05
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                Release Notes: A new halftone technique for sampled image data was introduced for monochrome devices, avoiding performance problems with the existing implementation. Further performance, memory use, and stability improvements were made for recently introduced features. Unix/Linux build fixes and various other bug fixes were made.

                •  10 Feb 2011 09:54
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                  Release Notes: A new, robust CFF parser was implemented in C, replacing the previous PostScript one. The tiffscaled device was added, which renders internally as tiffgray, but then downsamples by an integer scale factor and error diffuses to 1bpp output. DSC compatible output was added to ps2write. A number of performance, memory use, and stability improvements with the new features introduced in 9.00 were made, plus the usual bug fixes.

                  •  17 Sep 2010 22:16
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                    Release Notes: This release includes a move to an ICC-based color rendering workflow. The second major change in this release is that glyph rendering for all font types except Type 3 is now handled by Freetype (via a much improved and enhanced Font API).

                    •  19 Mar 2010 21:04
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                      Release Notes: This release features improved handling of fonts, nesting and color fixes with transparency objects, reduced memory footprint for the halftone cache, improvements to the pxl output devices, and several bug and robustness fixes. Support for TIFF file output is now provided using libtiff. Support for halftoned TIFF separations at 1 bit-per-pixel was added. Support for using FreeType as a type rasterizer was greatly improved, but is not yet stable. The graphics library was updated to provide more accurate scan conversion of vector art.

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