Release of GPL Ghostscript 8.50

artofcode, LLC. and Artifex Software, Inc. are pleased to announce the release of GPL Ghostscript 8.50. In addition to many bug fixes it contains numerous new features. Most obvious will be improved font handling and rasterization, and better support for PDF 1.4 and 1.5 documents.

This program was originally released 2004-12-10 as AFPL Ghostscript 8.50. This version is the same code released under the GNU GPL license.

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

SHA-1 checksums:

0943860528575e488f10aa4d5f47a9ecd75df35a ghostscript-8.50-gpl.tar.bz2
3f8a29dec7944bc86d0f50e201f2b12156bd15ca ghostscript-8.50-gpl.tar.gz

MD5 checksums:

02afa3b3c5f4c2a0e023cb908f489d55 ghostscript-8.50-gpl.tar.bz2
9d6935ef1474e7482fe692664b82936b ghostscript-8.50-gpl.tar.gz

Thanks to everyone whose hard work made this release possible.

Ralph Giles