Dvips 5.83 Alpha Announcement
This is the dvips 5.83a alpha. It contains numerous very important
bug fixes, but no additional functionality. Send comments to
The comments I am looking for have to do with current functionality and
bugs. I am not [currently] interested in adding new functionality
or improving the documentation; that will be a later release.
This is available in two versions.
The smaller dvips583.tar.gz contains
the non-k version for most non-Unix platforms. This is not expected
to be a drop-in, autoconfiguring solution (at least not at this point)
but rather a starting point for other boxes such as the Macintosh.
The larger dvipsk583a.tar.gz
contains the auto-configuring dvipsk version that was written by Karl
Berry and friends. This is pretty much a drop-in replacement for
the standard Unix ports of TeX, and it should be easily configurable
for other Unix-like machines.
This is a short list of the major changes made.
Another patch to t1part.c to make it more liberal in accepting pfb/pfa
Added PS reencoding reimplementation by Rob Hutchings.
Added 'F' in config file to send controlD.
Added quick exit if -? or -v.
Improved tex.lpro to fix a bug that showed up in distiller.
Improved tex.lpro to work around a problem in certain Windows
Made dvips complain if it had to section a document.
Eliminated use-after-free bug in hps.c.
Fixed a problem in t1part for the Euro fonts with partial font downloading.
Fixed a big problem in t1part for some font downloading due to
Added `unknown' paper size back to config.ps.
Made t1part munge the UniqueID to prevent cache problems in Acrobat and
Fixed parsing error when whitespace following '<' in psfonts.map.
Made '<<' work correctly (disable partial font downloading for that
particular font) in psfonts.map.