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Revision 456, 7.0 kB (checked in by jerome, 15 years ago)

Fixed handling of number of copies as defined through PJL statements.

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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  * 2.17 :
25 
26    - Fixed problems in the handling of PJL number of copies (COPIES= and QTY=)
27      which caused the number of copies for each page to be squared.
28   
29  * 2.16 :
30 
31    - Fixed a problem in the PCL3/4/5 parser to accomodate line based
32      report generators which expect the printer to skip to next page
33      based on lines per page instead of sending a specific command.
34     
35  * 2.15 :
36   
37    - Fixed a regexp in the PDF parser which caused some files to be
38      incorrectly accounted for.
39   
40    - Improved the detection of the number of copies in PostScript documents.
41   
42  * 2.14 :
43 
44    - Fixed a problem with some PS drivers which don't output %%Page:
45      comments.
46     
47  * 2.13 :
48   
49    - Nowrecognizes the GC colorspace if you only want to differentiate
50      grayscale pages from coloured pages. In this colorspace, the
51      percents are always "G : 100.0   C : 0.0" or "G : 0.0   C : 100.0"
52      respectively for a grayscale page and a coloured page.
53 
54  * 2.12 :
55 
56    - Fixed a problem with the PostScript parser.
57   
58  * 2.11 :
59 
60    - Improved overall robustness in ink accounting mode.
61   
62  * 2.10 :
63 
64    - Added a plain text parser, with support for both page counting and
65      ink coverage.
66   
67    - Added a minimal SPL1 parser.
68   
69    - Fixed a problem in the PCLXL parser related to Kyocera printer drivers.
70   
71  * 2.00 :
72 
73    - The PCL3/4/5 parser was rewritten from scratch and is now
74      table driven.
75     
76    - Improved the PostScript parser.
77   
78  * 1.85 :
79 
80    - Added support for Samsung QPDL (aka SPL2) file format in page
81      counting mode, thanks to the work done by Aur�en Croc on
82      reverse engineering the file format.
83     
84  * 1.85alpha :
85 
86    - Added test document and program to generate the test document
87      to check the functionning of the ink coverage computation algorithm.
88     
89  * 1.84 :
90 
91    - Computation of ink coverage now works and is documented.
92      The supported file formats are : PS, PDF, PCLXL, PCL3/4/5,
93      DVI and TIFF.
94     
95  * 1.84alpha :
96 
97    - Added initial support for the computation of ink coverage.
98      See python analyzer.py --help for details. The same command
99      line options work for pkpgcounter, although it's not
100      documented yet.
101   
102  * 1.83 :
103 
104    - Fixed a famously known 'brown paper bag' issue with file type autodetection.
105   
106  * 1.82 :
107 
108    - Fixed PCL3/4/5 parser to detect recent Xerox drivers' output.
109   
110  * 1.81 :
111 
112    - Improved the gs+Acrobat Reader fix done in 1.78.
113   
114  * 1.80 :
115 
116    - Added support for Zenographics ZjStream input format.
117   
118  * 1.79 :
119 
120    - Fixed a small problem in PostScript parser with dvips output.
121   
122  * 1.78 :
123 
124    - Launches gs less often when printing is done from Acrobat
125      Reader.
126   
127  * 1.77 :
128 
129    - Fixed some problems with the code introduced in 1.76.
130   
131    - Improved PCLXL parser's speed by almost 10%.
132   
133  * 1.76 :
134 
135    - Improved the PCLXL parser wrt undocumented tags.
136   
137    - Preliminary support for Kyocera Prescribe commands.
138   
139  * 1.75 :
140 
141    - Added preliminary support for Canon ImageRunner's "LIPS" or "UFR"
142      (I don't know which) Page Description Language.
143     
144  * 1.74 :
145 
146    - Fixed a problem in the retrieval of named media sizes in PCLXL.
147   
148    - Changed copyright years.
149   
150  * 1.73 :
151 
152    - Fixed duplex detection code in PCL3/4/5 parser.
153   
154    - Fixed PCLXL detection code.
155   
156    - Fixed retrieval of custom media types' names in PCLXL.
157   
158    - Added inactive code to compute ink coverage ala PrintBill.
159   
160  * 1.72 :
161 
162    - Improved heuristic to detect when ghostscript has to be used to do
163      the parsing.
164   
165  * 1.71 :
166 
167    - Now uses ghostscript as the parser when the PS stream was created by a
168      particular MSWindows driver.
169   
170    - Only complains about Psyco missing at install time, and stays
171      quiet when running without Psyco.
172     
173  * 1.70 :
174 
175    - Fixed some PJL escaping issue in the PCLXL and PCL3/4/5 parsers.
176   
177  * 1.69 :
178 
179    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
180   
181    - Improved PCLXL parser wrt PJL stuff.
182   
183  * 1.68 :
184 
185    - Improved PostScript parser.
186   
187  * 1.67 :
188 
189    - Improved PostScript parser.
190   
191    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
192   
193  * 1.66 :
194 
195    - Improved PCLXL parser.
196   
197    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
198   
199  * 1.65 :
200   
201    - Improved PostScript parser.
202   
203    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
204   
205  * 1.64 :
206   
207    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
208   
209  * 1.63 :
210 
211    - Now handles PJL statements to extract number of copies, duplex mode
212      and paper size in the PCLXL and PCL3/4/5 parsers.
213   
214  * 1.62 :
215 
216    - Better handling of the number of copies in the PCLXL parser.
217   
218    - Better handling of the number of copies in the PCL3/4/5 parser.
219     
220  * 1.61 :
221 
222    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
223   
224    - Better handling of the number of copies in the PostScript parser.
225      Now the number can be different from page to page.
226   
227  * 1.60 :
228 
229    - Improved PCLXL parser.
230   
231  * 1.59 :
232   
233    - Major rewrite of the PDF parser to correctly handle all line endings.
234     
235  * 1.58 :
236 
237    - Fix for PDF files which contain several versions of the same PDF object.
238   
239    - Doesn't break when python-psyco is not available.
240   
241  * 1.57 :
242 
243    - Fixed a recently introduced bug in binary postscript handling code. 
244   
245  * 1.56 :
246 
247    - Renamed the library from pdlanalyzer into pkpgpdls to avoid problems
248      when the code will be integrated back into PyKota.
249     
250  * 1.55 :
251 
252    - Added support for OpenOffice.org Writer and Impress documents.
253   
254  * 1.54 :
255   
256    - Added online documentation and a manual page.
257   
258  * 1.53 :
259 
260    - Moved code around to improve maintainability.
261   
262  * 1.52 :
263 
264    - Added support for the TIFF format.
265   
266  * 1.51 :
267 
268    - Added support for the DVI format.
269   
270  * 1.50 :
271 
272    - Major code changes to modularize. The pkpgcounter command line tool
273      is now just an almost empty skeleton, which uses the pdlanalyzer
274      library.
275     
276    - Several improvements to the parsing code. 
277     
278  * 1.00 :
279
280    - First release.
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