Updated: {pstoedit/libpstoedit0/libpstoedit-devel}-3.45-2: pstoedit translates PostScript and PDF graphics into other vector formats

Dr. Volker Zell dr.volker.zell@oracle.com
Wed Nov 26 16:48:00 GMT 2008


New versions of 'pstoedit/libpstoedit0/libpstoedit-devel' have been uploaded to a server near you.

Cygwin NEWS:

 o Changed hardcoded path to ghostscript from /usr/X11R6/bin to /usr/bin

pstoedit NEWS:
New or changed in 3.45:

  * Some minor corrections of warnings issued by Coverity Prevent (security related checks).
  * fixed a bug in the fig backend related to dotted lines.
  * added better support for pagesize handling in the driver framework.
  * better handling of fonts using 0 encoded characters (thanks to Vladimir Eltsov)
  * fixed a problem which caused newer versions of GhostScript to go into an endless loop.

New or changed in 3.44:

  * hotfix for the Aysmptote driver to make it compatible with Aysmptote version 1.00.
  * removed some diagnostic messages concerning temporary file handling.
  * removed the pstoedit-config.* since this is replaced by the pkg-config file pstoedit.pc.

New or changed in 3.43:

  * some usability improvements as proposed in Debian Bug Report #347732 http://groups.google.com/group/linux.debian.bugs.dist/msg/c38e1f79d75b3152?dmode=source&hl=de
  * cleaned some minor problems found by the Klocwork checker (www.klocwork.com )  
  * replaced tempnam with mkstemp where available.
  * replaced several string related functions with the secure versions where available (Windows - VC++2005)
  * switched back again to calling GhostScript as .exe instead of via the DLL in case pstoedit is called via gsview. Reason - there can be only one instance of GhostScript per
    process and gsview needs a second instance.
  * a new driver for the OpenOffice metafile format (drvsvm) contributed by Thorsten Behrens. 
  * source code cleanup considering messages issued by Gimpel's FlexeLint/PC-Lint (www.gimpel.com ).
  * added a "-glyphs" option. Given this option, the PostScript frontend passes also (if possible) the glyph names to the backend. However, so far no backend really uses the
    glyph names. This is only a preparation for future work.
  * changed the way how Image/Graphicmagick is handled by configure. Now configure tries to use pkg-config as proposed by the maintainer of the Debian version of pstoedit (Ray
  * included a further patch for the Aysmptote driver.

Converts Postscript and PDF files to various editable vector
graphics formats, including xfig, ai, idraw, metapost, gnu metafile,
and others.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the
http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'pstoedit' from
the 'Graphics' or 'Libs' category (it should already be selected).

Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need to
find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to you:

If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.

Dr. Volker Zell
volunteer cygwin pstoedit maintainer

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