Artifex Software, Inc. and artofcode LLC are pleased to announce the release of GPL Ghostscript 8.56. This is the latest in the 8.5x stable series.
This new release has seen a great deal of work to improve conformance with the Quality Logic PS CET suite. Where close imitation of the reference implementation is required, we now provide a 'gs_cet.ps' helper file which can be prefixed to a job to set certain optional defaults.
Also new in this release:
- Better support for 64 bit platforms.
- The .ps library files and Resources tree are now compiled into Ghostscript by default. This means -Ilib is no longer needed when running gs uninstalled. Run './configure --disable-compile-inits' or set COMPILE_INITS=0 in the makefile to recover the old behaviour. The library files are still installed for reference.
- New '-o <outputfile>' convenience option for writing output to a file. This is equivalent to '-dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sOutputFile=<outputfile>'.
- Numerous bug fixes and rendering improvements.
See the file doc/Changes.htm in the distribution for a complete list of changes.
The release is available from the usual locations:
498015a278308d147bea563be2c5165e ghostscript-8.56.tar.bz2 dcf20574f85b3c302e8982dcf427eb7c ghostscript-8.56.tar.gz 6865682b095f8c4500c54b285ff05ef6 ghostscript-fonts-std-8.11.tar.gz 19ad73b2b3f1c06ceddce29688de190d gs856os2.zip 800b7c3ceba7a07fe14478c44d9f48ec gs856w32.exe 237c58c1f2fa66fff08ef3331680d1c9 gs856w64.exe
Thanks to everyone whose hard work made this release possible!