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Revision 463, 6.9 kB (checked in by jerome, 15 years ago)

Licensing terms changed to GNU GPL v3.0 or higher.
Removed old PCL3/4/5 parser which for a long time now wasn't used
anymore, and for which I was not the original copyright owner.
Version number bumped to 3.00alpha to reflect licensing changes.

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1# $Id$
2
3pkpgcounter : a generic Page Description Language parser
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5(c) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Jerome Alet <alet@librelogiciel.com>
6This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
7it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
8the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
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13MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
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19=============================================================================
20
21pkpgcounter News :
22
23  * 2.17 :
24 
25    - Fixed problems in the handling of PJL number of copies (COPIES= and QTY=)
26      which caused the number of copies for each page to be squared.
27   
28  * 2.16 :
29 
30    - Fixed a problem in the PCL3/4/5 parser to accomodate line based
31      report generators which expect the printer to skip to next page
32      based on lines per page instead of sending a specific command.
33     
34  * 2.15 :
35   
36    - Fixed a regexp in the PDF parser which caused some files to be
37      incorrectly accounted for.
38   
39    - Improved the detection of the number of copies in PostScript documents.
40   
41  * 2.14 :
42 
43    - Fixed a problem with some PS drivers which don't output %%Page:
44      comments.
45     
46  * 2.13 :
47   
48    - Nowrecognizes the GC colorspace if you only want to differentiate
49      grayscale pages from coloured pages. In this colorspace, the
50      percents are always "G : 100.0   C : 0.0" or "G : 0.0   C : 100.0"
51      respectively for a grayscale page and a coloured page.
52 
53  * 2.12 :
54 
55    - Fixed a problem with the PostScript parser.
56   
57  * 2.11 :
58 
59    - Improved overall robustness in ink accounting mode.
60   
61  * 2.10 :
62 
63    - Added a plain text parser, with support for both page counting and
64      ink coverage.
65   
66    - Added a minimal SPL1 parser.
67   
68    - Fixed a problem in the PCLXL parser related to Kyocera printer drivers.
69   
70  * 2.00 :
71 
72    - The PCL3/4/5 parser was rewritten from scratch and is now
73      table driven.
74     
75    - Improved the PostScript parser.
76   
77  * 1.85 :
78 
79    - Added support for Samsung QPDL (aka SPL2) file format in page
80      counting mode, thanks to the work done by Aur�en Croc on
81      reverse engineering the file format.
82     
83  * 1.85alpha :
84 
85    - Added test document and program to generate the test document
86      to check the functionning of the ink coverage computation algorithm.
87     
88  * 1.84 :
89 
90    - Computation of ink coverage now works and is documented.
91      The supported file formats are : PS, PDF, PCLXL, PCL3/4/5,
92      DVI and TIFF.
93     
94  * 1.84alpha :
95 
96    - Added initial support for the computation of ink coverage.
97      See python analyzer.py --help for details. The same command
98      line options work for pkpgcounter, although it's not
99      documented yet.
100   
101  * 1.83 :
102 
103    - Fixed a famously known 'brown paper bag' issue with file type autodetection.
104   
105  * 1.82 :
106 
107    - Fixed PCL3/4/5 parser to detect recent Xerox drivers' output.
108   
109  * 1.81 :
110 
111    - Improved the gs+Acrobat Reader fix done in 1.78.
112   
113  * 1.80 :
114 
115    - Added support for Zenographics ZjStream input format.
116   
117  * 1.79 :
118 
119    - Fixed a small problem in PostScript parser with dvips output.
120   
121  * 1.78 :
122 
123    - Launches gs less often when printing is done from Acrobat
124      Reader.
125   
126  * 1.77 :
127 
128    - Fixed some problems with the code introduced in 1.76.
129   
130    - Improved PCLXL parser's speed by almost 10%.
131   
132  * 1.76 :
133 
134    - Improved the PCLXL parser wrt undocumented tags.
135   
136    - Preliminary support for Kyocera Prescribe commands.
137   
138  * 1.75 :
139 
140    - Added preliminary support for Canon ImageRunner's "LIPS" or "UFR"
141      (I don't know which) Page Description Language.
142     
143  * 1.74 :
144 
145    - Fixed a problem in the retrieval of named media sizes in PCLXL.
146   
147    - Changed copyright years.
148   
149  * 1.73 :
150 
151    - Fixed duplex detection code in PCL3/4/5 parser.
152   
153    - Fixed PCLXL detection code.
154   
155    - Fixed retrieval of custom media types' names in PCLXL.
156   
157    - Added inactive code to compute ink coverage ala PrintBill.
158   
159  * 1.72 :
160 
161    - Improved heuristic to detect when ghostscript has to be used to do
162      the parsing.
163   
164  * 1.71 :
165 
166    - Now uses ghostscript as the parser when the PS stream was created by a
167      particular MSWindows driver.
168   
169    - Only complains about Psyco missing at install time, and stays
170      quiet when running without Psyco.
171     
172  * 1.70 :
173 
174    - Fixed some PJL escaping issue in the PCLXL and PCL3/4/5 parsers.
175   
176  * 1.69 :
177 
178    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
179   
180    - Improved PCLXL parser wrt PJL stuff.
181   
182  * 1.68 :
183 
184    - Improved PostScript parser.
185   
186  * 1.67 :
187 
188    - Improved PostScript parser.
189   
190    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
191   
192  * 1.66 :
193 
194    - Improved PCLXL parser.
195   
196    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
197   
198  * 1.65 :
199   
200    - Improved PostScript parser.
201   
202    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
203   
204  * 1.64 :
205   
206    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
207   
208  * 1.63 :
209 
210    - Now handles PJL statements to extract number of copies, duplex mode
211      and paper size in the PCLXL and PCL3/4/5 parsers.
212   
213  * 1.62 :
214 
215    - Better handling of the number of copies in the PCLXL parser.
216   
217    - Better handling of the number of copies in the PCL3/4/5 parser.
218     
219  * 1.61 :
220 
221    - Improved PCL3/4/5 parser.
222   
223    - Better handling of the number of copies in the PostScript parser.
224      Now the number can be different from page to page.
225   
226  * 1.60 :
227 
228    - Improved PCLXL parser.
229   
230  * 1.59 :
231   
232    - Major rewrite of the PDF parser to correctly handle all line endings.
233     
234  * 1.58 :
235 
236    - Fix for PDF files which contain several versions of the same PDF object.
237   
238    - Doesn't break when python-psyco is not available.
239   
240  * 1.57 :
241 
242    - Fixed a recently introduced bug in binary postscript handling code. 
243   
244  * 1.56 :
245 
246    - Renamed the library from pdlanalyzer into pkpgpdls to avoid problems
247      when the code will be integrated back into PyKota.
248     
249  * 1.55 :
250 
251    - Added support for OpenOffice.org Writer and Impress documents.
252   
253  * 1.54 :
254   
255    - Added online documentation and a manual page.
256   
257  * 1.53 :
258 
259    - Moved code around to improve maintainability.
260   
261  * 1.52 :
262 
263    - Added support for the TIFF format.
264   
265  * 1.51 :
266 
267    - Added support for the DVI format.
268   
269  * 1.50 :
270 
271    - Major code changes to modularize. The pkpgcounter command line tool
272      is now just an almost empty skeleton, which uses the pdlanalyzer
273      library.
274     
275    - Several improvements to the parsing code. 
276     
277  * 1.00 :
278
279    - First release.
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