Release Digest: GNU, February 16, 2004

GNU Ghostscript 8.01

This is to announce the release of GNU Ghostscript version

GNU Ghostscript is an interpreter for the Postscript language
and the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), a set of C procedures
(the Ghostscript lib) that implements the graphics capabilities
that appear as primitive operations in the Postscript language and
in PDF, and a set of utility programs that include the ability to
convert PostScript to PDF.

The main changes since the last release (7.07b) are support for
DeviceN colorspaces, up to 8 colorants total at 8 bits per
component. Also, pdfwrite has seen considerable improvement in font
handling, and many other bug fixes.

GNU Ghostscript is based on the GPLed Ghostscript made by Ralph
Giles, artofcode LLC and Artifex Software, Inc. Thanks to Ralph’s
hard work for making this release of Ghostscript possible.

GNU Ghostscript is maintained by Andy
Tai,atai@gnu.org. For bugs or
issues regarding the GNU version of Ghostscript, please send them
to bug-ghostscript@gnu.org or
atai@gnu.org. Please do not
contact artofcode LLC or Ralph Giles for bugs or support issues in
this version of Ghostscript as they are not responsible for it.

This release is available via ftp at


and GNU ftp mirror sites worldwide.

Andy Tai


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