Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 136909
ghostscript in a distribution quite behind times
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:52 EST
Description of problem:
The current version of "GPL Ghostscript" is 8.15. See, for example,
The one in distribution is still ghostscript-7.07 while there
were numerous improvents; in particular in fonts handling.
Even version 8.01 was released close to nine months ago.
There was a thread on fedora-devel-list discussing this recently.
AFAICT nobody's quite sure whether to go with GNU, GPL, or ESP
Recently I have seen quite a few times praised 8.15 which seems
to fix a number of issues, in particular with results for display
and other related to PDF, which were quite apparent in various
earlier releases. I have to admit that I do not have a comparison
with variants of other origins.
This is coupled with recent advances in urw-fonts and their
cyrillic subset in particular but from what I hear not only.
There is also a thread on cups.general, starting here:
about cooperatively upgrading ESP Ghostscript to the new major
version. If that starts to pick up momentum it might be worth
switching over to ESP Ghostscript.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 126326 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.