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3pkpgcounter : a generic Page Description Language parser
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5(c) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Jerome Alet <alet@librelogiciel.com>
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20=============================================================================
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22pkpgcounter News :
23
24  * 2.13 :
25   
26    - Nowrecognizes the GC colorspace if you only want to differentiate
27      grayscale pages from coloured pages. In this colorspace, the
28      percents are always "G : 100.0   C : 0.0" or "G : 0.0   C : 100.0"
29      respectively for a grayscale page and a coloured page.
30 
31  * 2.12 :
32 
33    - Fixed a problem with the PostScript parser.
34   
35  * 2.11 :
36 
37    - Improved overall robustness in ink accounting mode.
38   
39  * 2.10 :
40 
41    - Added a plain text parser, with support for both page counting and
42      ink coverage.
43   
44    - Added a minimal SPL1 parser.
45   
46    - Fixed a problem in the PCLXL parser related to Kyocera printer drivers.
47   
48  * 2.00 :
49 
50    - The PCL3/4/5 parser was rewritten from scratch and is now
51      table driven.
52     
53    - Improved the PostScript parser.
54   
55  * 1.85 :
56 
57    - Added support for Samsung QPDL (aka SPL2) file format in page
58      counting mode, thanks to the work done by Aur�en Croc on
59      reverse engineering the file format.
60     
61  * 1.85alpha :
62 
63    - Added test document and program to generate the test document
64      to check the functionning of the ink coverage computation algorithm.
65     
66  * 1.84 :
67 
68    - Computation of ink coverage now works and is documented.
69      The supported file formats are : PS, PDF, PCLXL, PCL3/4/5,
70      DVI and TIFF.
71     
72  * 1.84alpha :
73 
74    - Added initial support for the computation of ink coverage.
75      See python analyzer.py --help for details. The same command
76      line options work for pkpgcounter, although it's not
77      documented yet.
78   
79  * 1.83 :
80 
81    - Fixed a famously known 'brown paper bag' issue with file type autodetection.
82   
83  * 1.82 :
84 
85    - Fixed PCL3/4/5 parser to detect recent Xerox drivers' output.
86   
87  * 1.81 :
88 
89    - Improved the gs+Acrobat Reader fix done in 1.78.
90   
91  * 1.80 :
92 
93    - Added support for Zenographics ZjStream input format.
94   
95  * 1.79 :
96 
97    - Fixed a small problem in PostScript parser with dvips output.
98   
99  * 1.78 :
100 
101    - Launches gs less often when printing is done from Acrobat
102      Reader.
103   
104  * 1.77 :
105 
106    - Fixed some problems with the code introduced in 1.76.
107   
108    - Improved PCLXL parser's speed by almost 10%.
109   
110  * 1.76 :
111 
112    - Improved the PCLXL parser wrt undocumented tags.
113   
114    - Preliminary support for Kyocera Prescribe commands.
115   
116  * 1.75 :
117 
118    - Added preliminary support for Canon ImageRunner's "LIPS" or "UFR"
119      (I don't know which) Page Description Language.
120     
121  * 1.74 :
122 
123    - Fixed a problem in the retrieval of named media sizes in PCLXL.
124   
125    - Changed copyright years.
126   
127  * 1.73 :
128 
129    - Fixed duplex detection code in PCL3/4/5 parser.
130   
131    - Fixed PCLXL detection code.
132   
133    - Fixed retrieval of custom media types' names in PCLXL.
134   
135    - Added inactive code to compute ink coverage ala PrintBill.
136   
137  * 1.72 :
138 
139    - Improved heuristic to detect when ghostscript has to be used to do
140      the parsing.
141   
142  * 1.71 :
143 
144    - Now uses ghostscript as the parser when the PS stream was created by a
145      particular MSWindows driver.
146   
147    - Only complains about Psyco missing at install time, and stays
148      quiet when running without Psyco.
149     
150  * 1.70 :
151 
152    - Fixed some PJL escaping issue in the PCLXL and PCL3/4/5 parsers.
153   
154  * 1.69 :
155 
156    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
157   
158    - Improved PCLXL parser wrt PJL stuff.
159   
160  * 1.68 :
161 
162    - Improved PostScript parser.
163   
164  * 1.67 :
165 
166    - Improved PostScript parser.
167   
168    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
169   
170  * 1.66 :
171 
172    - Improved PCLXL parser.
173   
174    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
175   
176  * 1.65 :
177   
178    - Improved PostScript parser.
179   
180    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
181   
182  * 1.64 :
183   
184    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
185   
186  * 1.63 :
187 
188    - Now handles PJL statements to extract number of copies, duplex mode
189      and paper size in the PCLXL and PCL3/4/5 parsers.
190   
191  * 1.62 :
192 
193    - Better handling of the number of copies in the PCLXL parser.
194   
195    - Better handling of the number of copies in the PCL3/4/5 parser.
196     
197  * 1.61 :
198 
199    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
200   
201    - Better handling of the number of copies in the PostScript parser.
202      Now the number can be different from page to page.
203   
204  * 1.60 :
205 
206    - Improved PCLXL parser.
207   
208  * 1.59 :
209   
210    - Major rewrite of the PDF parser to correctly handle all line endings.
211     
212  * 1.58 :
213 
214    - Fix for PDF files which contain several versions of the same PDF object.
215   
216    - Doesn't break when python-psyco is not available.
217   
218  * 1.57 :
219 
220    - Fixed a recently introduced bug in binary postscript handling code. 
221   
222  * 1.56 :
223 
224    - Renamed the library from pdlanalyzer into pkpgpdls to avoid problems
225      when the code will be integrated back into PyKota.
226     
227  * 1.55 :
228 
229    - Added support for OpenOffice.org Writer and Impress documents.
230   
231  * 1.54 :
232   
233    - Added online documentation and a manual page.
234   
235  * 1.53 :
236 
237    - Moved code around to improve maintainability.
238   
239  * 1.52 :
240 
241    - Added support for the TIFF format.
242   
243  * 1.51 :
244 
245    - Added support for the DVI format.
246   
247  * 1.50 :
248 
249    - Major code changes to modularize. The pkpgcounter command line tool
250      is now just an almost empty skeleton, which uses the pdlanalyzer
251      library.
252     
253    - Several improvements to the parsing code. 
254     
255  * 1.00 :
256
257    - First release.
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