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CTAN package update: pdftex 1.40.6

Date: February 4, 2008 3:13:40 PM CET
The package below is up at tug.ctan.org and should soon be at your favorite mirror. Thank you, Jim Hefferon Saint Michael's College ........................................................................... The following information was provided by our fellow contributor: Name of contribution: pdftex 1.40.6 Author's name: Martin Schröder Location on CTAN: /systems/pdftex Summary description: A new stable version of pdftex License type: gpl Announcement text:
The pdfTeX team is happy to announce the release of a new stable version: =========================================================================== pdfTeX 1.40.6 =========================================================================== This is the announcement of pdfTeX 1.40.6, an extended version of TeX that can create PDF directly from TeX source files and enhance the result of TeX typesetting with the help of PDF. =========================================================================== Main changes of pdfTeX 1.40.6 =========================================================================== - Bugfixes: - inclusion of encrypted PDFs was broken (861) - PDFs > 2GiB (LFS) would be broken, even on 64-bit systems. Now the basic support for LFS is there, you only need to supply the right compiler flags (this is not yet done automatically). See build.sh for hints on compiling. - Page groups in pdfs (see the discussion in the notes vor v1.10a) are now handled correctly (741) - When including transparent PNGs pdftex now automatically adds a Page Group (896) - broken map files would lead to core dumps - unusual TrueType fonts would lead to an assertion error (874) - the null object in the object table was never initialized - included PDFs with /PieceInfo lost their /LastModified date - an empty colorstack crashed pdftex (897) - pdfTeX uses libpng 1.2.24 - pdfTeX uses xpdf 3.02pl2 For complete release notes see http://www.pdftex.org/NEWS =========================================================================== Legal notice / license =========================================================================== pdfTeX is copyright (c) 1996-2008 Han The Thanh, <thanh at pdftex.org> pdfTeX is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. For a complete README (with a full discussion of the license) please look at http://www.pdftex.org/README =========================================================================== The files / installation =========================================================================== You should first try to get a new version of pdfTeX through your distribution. If you want to compile it yourself, have a look at http://www.pdftex.org -- there you can find links to the pdfTeX sources on CTAN. And some useful documentation. =========================================================================== Mailing lists / web pages: =========================================================================== Mailing list: http://tug.org/mailman/listinfo/pdftex Related web pages: http://www.pdftex.org http://sarovar.org/projects/pdftex/ http://foundry.supelec.fr/scm/?group_id=23 http://www.tug.org/tex-live/ http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?introduction=yes http://www.dante.de/ http://tug.org/ http://www.pragma-ade.com/ Have fun! Martin Schröder (martin at pdftex.org) for the pdfTeX team, February 2008
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pdftex – A extension for direct creation of PDF

An extension of which can directly generate PDF documents as well as DVI output. All current free distributions including Live, Mac and MiK include pdf (Plain ) and pdf (), among many other formats based on the pdf engine.

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