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Created by James Westby on 2009-10-30 and last modified on 2010-04-06
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69. By James Westby on 2010-04-06

Switch to target lucid.

68. By James Westby on 2010-04-06

Fix pdflatex preview mode.

67. By Till Kamppeter on 2010-03-23

debian/patches/cups-raster-error-out-without-segfault-and-force-banding.dpatch:
Make the "cups" output device (CUPS Raster) error out correctly without
causing segfaults and also force banding mode as some PDFs do not render
otherwise (LP: #534525).

66. By Till Kamppeter on 2010-03-09

* debian/patches/pdftoraster-wait-for-ghostscript.dpatch: pdftoraster exited
  already before its Ghostscript subprocess finished. Thanks to Tim Waugh
  from Red Hat for the fix.
* debian/patches/cups-raster-fix-memory-reallocation.dpatch: Fixed bug
  in memory reallocation on bitmap size changes. Color depth was not
  taken into account. This caused black pages to be printed with some
  CUPS Raster drivers, like Turboprint. Fixes upstream bugs #691029 and
  #691108.
* debian/patches/fix-broken-korean-example.dpatch: Fixed example file for
  rendering Korean text.

65. By Till Kamppeter on 2010-02-24

no-cant-refill-scanner-input-buffer-error.dpatch: Ghostscript errored out
when getting fed with the Ubuntu test page
(/usr/share/system-config-printer/testpage-a4.ps) on stdin giving a
"Can't refill scanner input buffer" error. (Upstream bugs #691137,
#690909).

64. By Till Kamppeter on 2010-02-11

* New upstream release
   o libtiff-based tiff file output
   o New "tiffsep1" output device produces halftoned separations at 1 bit
     per pixel
   o Improved FreeType-based font rasterizing (not yet used as default)
   o Improved graphics library for vector graphics conversions
   o Many bug fixes on the PCL-XL printer drivers ("pxlmono", "pxlcolor")
   o Fixes on back side handling for duplex printing in the CUPS Raster
     output device ("cups").
* debian/patches/gs-cups-rgb-gamma.dpatch,
  debian/patches/cljet5-mediasize-fix.dpatch,
  debian/patches/pxl-driver-fixes.dpatch,
  debian/patches/gs-cups-fix-backside-on-duplex-jobs.dpatch: Removed patches
  backported from upstream.
* debian/patches/fix-build-of-executables.dpatch: Fix build of the "gs"
  executable, it was built as a shared library and not as an executable.
  This lead to an immediate segfault even before "main()" got called.
  Thanks to Robin Watts from Ghostscript for the quick fix.
* debian/control: Added build dependency on libtiff-dev.
* debian/ghostscript.links: s/8.70/8.71/

63. By Till Kamppeter on 2010-01-26

debian/patches/gs-cups-fix-backside-on-duplex-jobs.dpatch: The "cups"
output device (generating input for the CUPS Raster drivers) did not
update the margins and page orientation for the back sides in time and
so the back side was often the wrong way around, especially with printers
which print the back sides backwards, like HP inkjets. The problem occurs
only with PostScript as input and not with PDF, which made the bug not
showing in Ubuntu and Debian. This change is applied to Ubuntu's
Ghostscript so that Lucid users regression-test it before Ghostscript
8.71 gets released in February (HPLIP upstream bug: LP: #484928).

62. By Till Kamppeter on 2009-12-07

debian/patches/pxl-driver-fixes.dpatch: Several upstream bug fixes
on the PCL-XL drivers ("pxlcolor"/"pxlmono") in Ghostscript, especially
also for PDF input. Thanks to Hin-Tak Leung on putting all that work
into this driver which stayed nearly untouched for around 10 years.
(LP: #361772).

61. By Till Kamppeter on 2009-10-12

debian/patches/cljet5-mediasize-fix.dpatch: Upstream fix for the media
size handling of the "cljet5" printer driver.

60. By Till Kamppeter on 2009-09-18

* debian/ghostscript-cups.postinst: Fixed "lpstat -r" check for the
  auto update of PPDs of existing queues. "lpstat -r" exits always with
  status 0, we must check the actual output. Call lpstat, lpadmin, and
  cupsctl with "-h /var/run/cups/cups.sock" to avoid querying remote
  servers set up in /etc/cups/client.conf, and asking for passwords.
  Thanks to Martin-Éric Racine for tracking this down and the solution!
  See Debian bug #543468. Use signal names instead of numbers for trap.
  Quiesces a lintian bashism warning.
* debian/rules: Remove /usr/bin/ps2pdf from the ghostscript package, it was
  treated by update-alternatives for a longer time already (LP: #429856).

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