[Ftp-release] libspectre release 0.2.3 now available

Carlos Garcia Campos carlosgc at gnome.org
Sun Oct 18 08:04:08 PDT 2009

A new libspectre release 0.2.3 is now available from:


    which can be verified with:

      3cf34a8cdf9fa50abc7af8069804abc81731521e  libspectre-0.2.3.tar.gz

 (signed by Carlos Garcia Campos)

  Additionally, a git clone of the source tree:

 git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/libspectre

    will include a signed 0.2.3 tag which points to a commit named:

    which can be verified with:
 git verify-tag 0.2.3

    and can be checked out with a command such as:
 git checkout -b build 0.2.3

Summary of changes since libspectre 0.2.2

This is another bugfix only release in the libspectre's 0.2 series.

Several fixes in the PostScript parser:

 - Detection of invalid or broken files has been improved. A document
   scanned without errors with no pages and no format is likely to be
   an invalid file, or not a PostScript file at all (Bug #19042)

 - Fix possible uninitialized use of Document media struct
   contents. Thanks to Alexander Myltsev (Bug #18685)

 - Fix documents with PJL commands before the initial DSC comments.

Ghostscript is now always run with -dSAFER option

A missing argument in gs command line of PDF exporter was making it
always fail for any document in BSD systems. Thanks to Antoine
Jacoutot who gave me remote access to an OpenBSD system to fix this
(Bug #18826)

Internal copy of ghostscript headers have been removed since they are
already installed by ghostscript since version 8.62 (Bug #18827)

What is libspectre

libspectre is a small library for rendering Postscript documents. It
provides a convenient easy to use API for handling and rendering
Postscript documents.

libspectre is free software and is available to be redistributed
and/or modified under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at
your option) any later version.


libspectre depends on libgs which is available at

More information about libspectre

Web site:


The programming manual:


Bug reports and feedback:

    https://bugs.freedesktop.org/ Product: libspectre

Log of all changes

Carlos Garcia Campos (12):
      Update for release 0.2.3
      Use git tag instead of deprecated git-tag
      Remove internal copy of ghostscript headers
      Bump gs requirement to 8.62
      [psgetpagebbox] return true if any of the coords are != 0 instead of all of them
      Add missing first argument in exporter pdf
      Revert "Skip nested documents that don't have BeginDocument and EndDocument but have %PS and %%EOF"
      Run ghostscript always with -dSAFER option
      Fix documents with PJL commands before the initial DSC comments
      Make sure document media struct contents are never used uninitialized
      Improve detection of invalid PS files
      Fix error handling of gsapi_run_* functions

Carlos Garcia Campos
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