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Fixed a problem with PostScript? parser and some printer drivers.

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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=============================================================================
21
22pkpgcounter News :
23
24  * 2.14 :
25 
26    - Fixed a problem with some PS drivers which don't output %%Page:
27      comments.
28     
29  * 2.13 :
30   
31    - Nowrecognizes the GC colorspace if you only want to differentiate
32      grayscale pages from coloured pages. In this colorspace, the
33      percents are always "G : 100.0   C : 0.0" or "G : 0.0   C : 100.0"
34      respectively for a grayscale page and a coloured page.
35 
36  * 2.12 :
37 
38    - Fixed a problem with the PostScript parser.
39   
40  * 2.11 :
41 
42    - Improved overall robustness in ink accounting mode.
43   
44  * 2.10 :
45 
46    - Added a plain text parser, with support for both page counting and
47      ink coverage.
48   
49    - Added a minimal SPL1 parser.
50   
51    - Fixed a problem in the PCLXL parser related to Kyocera printer drivers.
52   
53  * 2.00 :
54 
55    - The PCL3/4/5 parser was rewritten from scratch and is now
56      table driven.
57     
58    - Improved the PostScript parser.
59   
60  * 1.85 :
61 
62    - Added support for Samsung QPDL (aka SPL2) file format in page
63      counting mode, thanks to the work done by Aur�en Croc on
64      reverse engineering the file format.
65     
66  * 1.85alpha :
67 
68    - Added test document and program to generate the test document
69      to check the functionning of the ink coverage computation algorithm.
70     
71  * 1.84 :
72 
73    - Computation of ink coverage now works and is documented.
74      The supported file formats are : PS, PDF, PCLXL, PCL3/4/5,
75      DVI and TIFF.
76     
77  * 1.84alpha :
78 
79    - Added initial support for the computation of ink coverage.
80      See python analyzer.py --help for details. The same command
81      line options work for pkpgcounter, although it's not
82      documented yet.
83   
84  * 1.83 :
85 
86    - Fixed a famously known 'brown paper bag' issue with file type autodetection.
87   
88  * 1.82 :
89 
90    - Fixed PCL3/4/5 parser to detect recent Xerox drivers' output.
91   
92  * 1.81 :
93 
94    - Improved the gs+Acrobat Reader fix done in 1.78.
95   
96  * 1.80 :
97 
98    - Added support for Zenographics ZjStream input format.
99   
100  * 1.79 :
101 
102    - Fixed a small problem in PostScript parser with dvips output.
103   
104  * 1.78 :
105 
106    - Launches gs less often when printing is done from Acrobat
107      Reader.
108   
109  * 1.77 :
110 
111    - Fixed some problems with the code introduced in 1.76.
112   
113    - Improved PCLXL parser's speed by almost 10%.
114   
115  * 1.76 :
116 
117    - Improved the PCLXL parser wrt undocumented tags.
118   
119    - Preliminary support for Kyocera Prescribe commands.
120   
121  * 1.75 :
122 
123    - Added preliminary support for Canon ImageRunner's "LIPS" or "UFR"
124      (I don't know which) Page Description Language.
125     
126  * 1.74 :
127 
128    - Fixed a problem in the retrieval of named media sizes in PCLXL.
129   
130    - Changed copyright years.
131   
132  * 1.73 :
133 
134    - Fixed duplex detection code in PCL3/4/5 parser.
135   
136    - Fixed PCLXL detection code.
137   
138    - Fixed retrieval of custom media types' names in PCLXL.
139   
140    - Added inactive code to compute ink coverage ala PrintBill.
141   
142  * 1.72 :
143 
144    - Improved heuristic to detect when ghostscript has to be used to do
145      the parsing.
146   
147  * 1.71 :
148 
149    - Now uses ghostscript as the parser when the PS stream was created by a
150      particular MSWindows driver.
151   
152    - Only complains about Psyco missing at install time, and stays
153      quiet when running without Psyco.
154     
155  * 1.70 :
156 
157    - Fixed some PJL escaping issue in the PCLXL and PCL3/4/5 parsers.
158   
159  * 1.69 :
160 
161    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
162   
163    - Improved PCLXL parser wrt PJL stuff.
164   
165  * 1.68 :
166 
167    - Improved PostScript parser.
168   
169  * 1.67 :
170 
171    - Improved PostScript parser.
172   
173    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
174   
175  * 1.66 :
176 
177    - Improved PCLXL parser.
178   
179    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
180   
181  * 1.65 :
182   
183    - Improved PostScript parser.
184   
185    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
186   
187  * 1.64 :
188   
189    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
190   
191  * 1.63 :
192 
193    - Now handles PJL statements to extract number of copies, duplex mode
194      and paper size in the PCLXL and PCL3/4/5 parsers.
195   
196  * 1.62 :
197 
198    - Better handling of the number of copies in the PCLXL parser.
199   
200    - Better handling of the number of copies in the PCL3/4/5 parser.
201     
202  * 1.61 :
203 
204    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
205   
206    - Better handling of the number of copies in the PostScript parser.
207      Now the number can be different from page to page.
208   
209  * 1.60 :
210 
211    - Improved PCLXL parser.
212   
213  * 1.59 :
214   
215    - Major rewrite of the PDF parser to correctly handle all line endings.
216     
217  * 1.58 :
218 
219    - Fix for PDF files which contain several versions of the same PDF object.
220   
221    - Doesn't break when python-psyco is not available.
222   
223  * 1.57 :
224 
225    - Fixed a recently introduced bug in binary postscript handling code. 
226   
227  * 1.56 :
228 
229    - Renamed the library from pdlanalyzer into pkpgpdls to avoid problems
230      when the code will be integrated back into PyKota.
231     
232  * 1.55 :
233 
234    - Added support for OpenOffice.org Writer and Impress documents.
235   
236  * 1.54 :
237   
238    - Added online documentation and a manual page.
239   
240  * 1.53 :
241 
242    - Moved code around to improve maintainability.
243   
244  * 1.52 :
245 
246    - Added support for the TIFF format.
247   
248  * 1.51 :
249 
250    - Added support for the DVI format.
251   
252  * 1.50 :
253 
254    - Major code changes to modularize. The pkpgcounter command line tool
255      is now just an almost empty skeleton, which uses the pdlanalyzer
256      library.
257     
258    - Several improvements to the parsing code. 
259     
260  * 1.00 :
261
262    - First release.
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