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:
Thanks to everyone whose hard work made this release possible!
Source is available for download from the usual locations:
The basic font set is distributed separately. We recommend:
ghostscript-fonts-std-8.11.tar.gz for this release.
After you get this version of Ghostscript, we suggest that you track news, updates, and fixes here or at the Ghostscript website, ghostscript.com.
The primary site for the Ghostscript source code is http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/ghostscript/. The primary FTP site for the full Ghostscript release is ftp://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors/ghost/. Ghostscript is also available from many mirror sites which may be closer to you and provide faster access. Ghostscript is also available on CD-R.
|If using OS/2 or MS-Windows it is strongly recommended that you also get GSview, which provides a graphical interface to Ghostscript.|
To unpack ZIP files, you will need an unzip program such as Info-ZIP unzip.