Release Notes: This release fixes a common issue with antialiased rendering. Upgrading is recommended for all users of previous 8.x versions. Support for encrypted PDF output was also added.
Release Notes: This is mainly a bugfix release. A number of feature improvements were also made, such as improved font rendering and colorsapce handling, Unicode text support for high-level devices, and proper rendering support for the Dynalab Asian fonts.
Release Notes: This release builds on the features in the 8.10 beta, with numerous additional fixes and improvements. Font rendering was particularly improved. PDF 1.4 transparency rendering is much more likely to be correct. There is better support for CID font substitution. Processing of incorrect and broken PDF files is also improved, including files with corrupted xref tables and non-ASCII font names. Many other smaller fixes are included.
Release Notes: Ghostscript now offers true DeviceN color space support, also fully supporting spot colors and Separation color spaces. It brings native rendering of overprint and overprint mode, as specified in PDF 1.3, and PostScript LanguageLevel 3. It integrates "Well Tempered Screening", an imagesetter-optimized screening technology from artofcode LLC. Ghostscript now implements DiskN file resources within PostScript, significantly improving the integration with font downloading utilities.
Release Notes: This release includes a port of the Asian language improvements from the 6.5x branch, a major improvement over 7.04. PDF handling in general is much better than in the previous GNU release (6.53) and the portability of the autoconf build system is much improved. There are the usual minor bugfixes as well.
Release Notes: Security fixes and an autoconf script were added. Support for IJS printer drivers was added, allowing the installation of new printer drivers without the need to recompile Ghostscript.
Release Notes: Embedded ICC color profiles, support for the PDF 1.4 transparency and blending imaging model, and a new API for invoking Ghostscript from other applications.
Release Notes: In addition to a number of bugfixes, there have been major improvements to PDFwrite output driver and its underlying high level output API. This release supercedes Aladdin Ghostscript 6.01.
Release Notes: This release is primarily a bug fix release for 6.0.
Release Notes: Support for Level 3 PostScript and PDF 1.3 (Acrobat 4.x) has been added. The PDF writer now implements most of the Acrobat (TM) Distiller parameters for compressing and downsampling images. The PDF writer now recognizes nearly all varieties of pdfmark, other than the Distiller 3.0 "named object" pdfmarks and the Distiller 4.0 "document structure" pdfmarks. It now handles text in all fonts, not just the 14 built-in ones, and implements the Distiller parameters affecting font embedding and subsetting. (It still usually converts double-byte fonts to bitmaps.) 16- and 24-bit X Windows displays are now fully supported. Other minor API and build improvements have also been made.