GPL Ghostscript 8.61


Artifex Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of GPL Ghostscript 8.61. This is the second release in the Ghostscript 8.6x stable series. It contains a number of bug fixes and improvements.

Note: The default device in the gcc build is now the 'x11alpha' device which provides antialiasing for display. To recover the old default behaviour add '-sDEVICE=x11' to the command line.

Source packages are available from the usual locations:

MD5 checksums

SHA-1 checksums

Thanks to everyone whose hard work made this release possible!

Post-release news

After you get this version of Ghostscript, we suggest that you track news, updates, and fixes here or at the Ghostscript website, ghostscript.com.

Mirror sites

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.

Microsoft Windows

You will need to obtain and run the self-extracting EXE

gs861w32.exe, GPL Ghostscript 8.61 for 32-bit Windows (the common variety).
gs861w64.exe, GPL Ghostscript 8.61 for 64-bit Windows (x86_64).

GSview

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.


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