[Gs-devel] 6.63 beta candidate
ray at artifex.com
Sun Apr 1 21:33:13 PDT 2001
Raph and other GS developers/testers,
I've built the Windows binary and src zip files.
They are now also available for download from:
as gs663w32.exe (for the executable) and gs663src.zip (sources).
Note that now the source files also contain the complete set of
files that is in the src, icclib, man, lib, and examples (this
last directory isn't strictly needed, but is handy for those that
want to do a quick test after building).
As before, the binary self-extracting .exe contains the URW and
Hershey fonts as well as the bin, lib, doc and examples folders.
Those that have a (wise) policy of not running executables that
come from the Internet can open the .exe file using Winzip and
extract files from it manually (in order to avoid viral risk).
Raph Levien wrote:
> Hi Ghostscript developers,
> The 6.63 beta release is tagged in CVS, and also available for download
> from wisc:
> This should be a lot more stable release than 6.62, especially for
> Windows users. PDF 1.4 rendering is integrated with all devices. At this
> point, I know of no Ghostscript user testing with PDF 1.4 documents. If
> you know of any, please let me know.
> For Linux/Unix/X users, please try the following invocation for aa
> rendering, rather than the broken x11alpha device:
> -DNOPLATFONTS -sDEVICE=x11 -dTextAlphaBits=4 -dGraphicsAlphaBits=4 -dMaxBitmap=50000000
> If you use gv or a similar viewer, you can set these as the Ghostscript
> options (under the State menu button) for the Antialias device, to replace
> -DNOPLATFONTS -sDEVICE=x11alpha.
> There were some bugs in this invocation, dating back to at least
> 6.01. The symptoms would be parts of the screen not painted, due to
> missing bbox updates. Between the new imaging_dev fix checked in today
> (for text), and Ray's bbox patch from last week, I believe all the
> bbox issues have been fixed. However, it's entirely possible I missed
> a spot. Intensive testing of this operation mode would be much
> Ray: please make Windows executables for this release, and, if you
> haven't already done so, run the Genoa test suite.
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