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GNU a2ps 4.14 Released

From: Masayuki Hatta
Subject: GNU a2ps 4.14 Released
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 12:04:22 +0800
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I am pleased to announce that GNU a2ps 4.14 has been finally released
today, after almost 5-years hiatus. It is available for download in
the GNU ftp site,  This release contains
rather important security/licensing problem fixes, so I urge you to
update your GNU a2ps ASAP.

Changes in this version (from NEWS):

Version 4.14        Dec 29, 2007
 * New Maintainer (that's me ;-).
 * No UTF-8 support yet ;-<  Basically this is a maintenance release.
 * License:
   - Now GNU a2ps is licensed under GPLv3 or later.
   - Removed or replaced non-free/license-wise vague files (see
     ChangeLog for detail.)
 * Build:
   - Now can be built with the modern GNU Autotools.
   - Now can be built with gcc 3.4 or later.
 * Predefined delegations:
   - Add html2ps delegation if netscape don't run.
   - Now the configure script check if netscape support remote-command.
   - Now works with modern GV(PostScript and PDF viewer).  Tested with
 * Options:
   - Better description on the default output and the -d option.
 * Encodings:
   - CP1251.
 * Bug Fixes:
   - `input buffer overflow, can't enlarge buffer because scanner uses REJECT'
     This should no longer happen.
   - Now works on IA64, PowerPC and AMD64.
   - Fixed wrong default values for deskjet printers.
   - Quote arguments to file(1).
   - Fixed several security issues (CVE-2004-1377).
   - PS generated by a2ps is now compatible with Adobe Distiller for Mac OS X.
 * Style sheets:
   - specc.ssh, thanks to Hideaki Yokota
   - csharp.ssh, thanks to Karen Christenson
   - nasm.ssh & pic16f84.ssh, thanks to Aleksandar Veselinovic
   - small.ssh, thanks Christophe Continente
   - matlab4.ssh & matlab.ssh, thanks to Joakim Lubeck
   - stratego.ssh, thanks to Nicolas Tisserand
   - rd.ssh, s.ssh and st.ssh, thanks to Torsten Hothorn
   - ruby.ssh, thanks to Noritsugu Nakamura.
   - php.ssh, thanks to Hartmut Holzgraefe
   - udiff.ssh: Improved highlighting for diffs.
   - perl.ssh: Improved.
   - Some rules of are improved
 * Contributions:
   - pdiff: Now pdiff can accept standard input.
 * Prologues:
   - Added for diffs
 * Documentation:
   - Revised.
 * Translation:
   - Japanese translation thanks to Yasuyuki Furukawa.
   - Revised Dutch translation, thanks to Benno Schlenberg.
   - Revised French translation.
 * Many other fixes, but the log is rather spotty ;-<
 * Part of works done at the Codefest Asia 2007 in ITB Bandung, Indonesia.

Enjoy, and happy hacking!

Best regards,

Masayuki Hatta (address@hidden)
The current GNU a2ps maintainer

Masayuki Hatta
Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo

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