Release of GPL Ghostscript 8.15

artofcode, LLC. and Artifex Software, Inc. are pleased to announce the release of GPL Ghostscript 8.15. This is the latest stable release, and the first release of the 8.1x series under this license.

This release includes many bug fixes over the previous AFPL Ghostscript 8.14 release, improved font rendering, and offers significantly better PDF generation and handling over GPL 8.01. We recommend upgrading to all our free users.

Also new in this version is support for running Ghostscript in job server mode, so that multiple jobs can be piped to a single executable instance as if it were a printer. Just invoke gs with the new -dJOBSERVER switch and delimit jobs on stdin with ^D. See the Usage documentation for more details.

Source archives and binaries are available from the usual locations and mirrors:

SHA-1 checksums:

9b72a87e0521545265ec207bf12b7c20003ae2ad  ghostscript-8.15.tar.bz2

e6db8e4ac2f952a5382eed6e912aa7afa0414184 ghostscript-8.15.tar.gz

MD5 checksums:

ab8502f30629b730e0c9ca56b88a6b9d  ghostscript-8.15.tar.bz2

742dfdb324cc2bb66b116a74577a99f6 ghostscript-8.15.tar.gz

Thanks to everyone whose hard work made this release possible. It's been a long time coming.

Ralph Giles