Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#10569 closed enhancement (fixed)


Reported by: Bruce Dubbs Owned by: Tim Tassonis
Priority: normal Milestone: 8.3
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


New minor version.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by Tim Tassonis, 6 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book to Tim Tassonis
Status: newassigned

comment:2 by Tim Tassonis, 6 years ago

Highlights in this release include:

Ghostscript now has a family of 'pdfimage' devices (pdfimage8, pdfimage24 and pdfimage32) which produce rendered output wrapped up as an image in a PDF. Additionally, there is a 'pclm' device which produces PCLm format output.

There is now a ColorAccuracy parameter allowing the user to decide between speed or accuracy in ICC color transforms.

JPEG Passthrough: devices which support it can now receive the 'raw' JPEG stream from the interpreter. The main use of this is the pdfwrite/ps2write family of devices that can now take JPEG streams from the input file(s) and write them unchanged to the output (thus avoiding additional quantization effects).

PDF transparency performance improvements

IMPORTANT: We are in the process of forking LittleCMS. 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. Our fork will be available as its own package separately from Ghostscript (and MuPDF).

We have continued the focus on code hygiene in this release cleaning up security issues, ignored return values, and compiler warnings.

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

comment:3 by Tim Tassonis, 6 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

comment:4 by Tim Tassonis, 6 years ago

Fixed in revision 20011

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