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Developer's Description

ESP Ghostscript (ESPGS) is an open-source PostScript interpreter derived from GNU Ghostscript. This package is required; it provides full support for printing from Carbon applications in Mac OS X (there is no need to install this package more than once).

Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.07.1

  • Updated to GNU Ghostscript 7.07.
  • The CUPS pstoraster script put a space between the -c option and the color profile code, causing an initialization error.
  • The CUPS driver generated a lookup table that would omit certain values due to rounding errors in the Ghostscript graphics library (STR #136)
  • The psmono and psgray drivers produced shrinked output (STR #6)
  • The SPARCprinter driver did not compile (STR #24)
  • Type-3 masked images did not render properly (STR #79)
  • Fixed pstoraster failures (STR #5 and #166)
  • Fixed bug in Samsung SmartGDI driver which prevented some files from being printed. Thanks to Grant Taylor from for the fix.
  • Made src/gdevgdi.c compilable in -traditional mode of gcc (patch from Antony Uspensky).
  • Updated the lxm3200 driver (gdevlx32.c) to the newest version, it features an option to adjust the margins of the Lexmark Z31 and uni-directional printing on the Z12 now.
  • Fix datadir on systems that don't provide a default prefix (MacOS X). SF Bug #695705.
  • The configure script did not substitute the OBJEXT and EXEEXT variables in the IJS makefile (STR #218)
  • ESP Ghostscript should now cleanup all temporary files (Thanks to Werner Fink from SuSE)
  • The PNG device now correctly detects the version of PNG library in use (Thanks to Werner Fink)
  • ESP Ghostscript now reads all Fontmap files in the library path (Thanks to Werner Fink)
  • Command line option -c fixed (STR #225 and #230, thanks to Werner Fink)
  • CUPS Makefile fix (Thanks to Werner Fink)
  • Update on Canon BJC drivers (Thanks to Werner Fink)
  • Security fix on ps2epsi (Thanks to Werner Fink)
  • Fixed X11 anti-aliasing problem (Thanks to Werner Fink)
  • Fixed potential 64-bit portability problem with malloc (Thanks to Werner Fink)
  • Fixed pointers treated as integers in src/gomni.c (Thanks to Werner Fink)
  • The CUPS driver incorrectly reallocated page memory, which could cause Ghostscript to crash (STR #246)
  • The configure script did not check for a compatible version of GIMP-print for the STP driver (STR #232)
  • ESP Ghostscript now substitutes the space character for missing glyphs in fonts. This is controlled using the espgsMissingChar definition in (STR #275)
  • The ps2epsi script did not quote ~'s in the sed command (STR #261)
  • This Mac OS X build of ESP Ghostscript now uses a version of the PNG reference library, libpng, that includes the jumbo security patch, which addresses all of the security issues identified on 04 August 2004.


Release August 25, 2008
Date Added August 15, 2004
Version 7.07.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.3
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.2.x
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    Total Downloads 3,972
    Downloads Last Week 3
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