CTAN Announcements | 4 Feb 21:13 2008
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CTAN package update: pdftex 1.40.6

The package below is up at tug.ctan.org and should soon be at your
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Thank you,
Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College

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The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: pdftex 1.40.6
Author's name: Martin Schröder
Location on CTAN: /systems/pdftex
Summary description: A new stable version of pdftex
License type: gpl

Announcement text: 
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The pdfTeX team is happy to announce the release of a new stable version:

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                               pdfTeX 1.40.6
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This is the announcement of pdfTeX 1.40.6, an extended version of TeX that
can create PDF directly from TeX source files and enhance the result of TeX
typesetting with the help of PDF.

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  Main changes of pdfTeX 1.40.6
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- Bugfixes:
  - inclusion of encrypted PDFs was broken (861)
  - PDFs > 2GiB (LFS) would be broken, even on 64-bit systems. Now the
    basic support for LFS is there, you only need to supply the right
    compiler flags (this is not yet done automatically). See build.sh for
    hints on compiling.
  - Page groups in pdfs (see the discussion in the notes vor v1.10a) are
    now handled correctly (741)
  - When including transparent PNGs pdftex now automatically adds a Page
    Group (896)
  - broken map files would lead to core dumps
  - unusual TrueType fonts would lead to an assertion error (874)
  - the null object in the object table was never initialized
  - included PDFs with /PieceInfo lost their /LastModified date
  - an empty colorstack crashed pdftex (897)
- pdfTeX uses libpng 1.2.24
- pdfTeX uses xpdf 3.02pl2

For complete release notes see http://www.pdftex.org/NEWS

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  Legal notice / license
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pdfTeX is copyright (c) 1996-2008 Han The Thanh, <thanh <at> pdftex.org>

pdfTeX is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later
version.

For a complete README (with a full discussion of the license) please look
at http://www.pdftex.org/README

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  The files / installation
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You should first try to get a new version of pdfTeX through your
distribution.

If you want to compile it yourself, have a look at http://www.pdftex.org --
there you can find links to the pdfTeX sources on CTAN. And some useful
documentation. 

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  Mailing lists / web pages:
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  Mailing list:
    http://tug.org/mailman/listinfo/pdftex

  Related web pages:
    http://www.pdftex.org
    http://sarovar.org/projects/pdftex/
    http://foundry.supelec.fr/scm/?group_id=23
    http://www.tug.org/tex-live/
    http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?introduction=yes
    http://www.dante.de/
    http://tug.org/
    http://www.pragma-ade.com/

Have fun!

Martin Schröder (martin <at> pdftex.org) for the pdfTeX team, February 2008

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This package is located at 
   http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/pdftex
.  More information is at
   http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/pdftex
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

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