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a2ps-4.14.90 released [alpha]

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: a2ps-4.14.90 released [alpha]
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 13:18:47 +0100
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I’m delighted to announce a new alpha release of GNU a2ps. This release
involves minimal changes to functionality, but involves a considerable
update to the build system and code cleanup and simplification, as well as
bug fixes. See below for more details.

I am particularly keen to hear from users and packagers about this release,
as I plan to make a stable 4.15 release soon.

Here are the compressed sources and a GPG detached signature:

Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:

Here are the SHA1 and SHA256 checksums:

27b7a62cb6fe4dd539354b02bc84dfb34d584a1a  a2ps-4.14.90.tar.gz
f3JSbrjRgqiLNFwhvN7/LMME6BWYH7Zej11Xg5WVVEM  a2ps-4.14.90.tar.gz

The SHA256 checksum is base64 encoded, instead of the
hexadecimal encoding that most checksum tools default to.

Use a .sig file to verify that the corresponding file (without the
.sig suffix) is intact.  First, be sure to download both the .sig file
and the corresponding tarball.  Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify a2ps-4.14.90.tar.gz.sig

The signature should match the fingerprint of the following key:

  pub   rsa2048 2013-12-11 [SC]
        2409 3F01 6FFE 8602 EF44  9BB8 4C8E F3DA 3FD3 7230
  uid   Reuben Thomas <rrt@sc3d.org>
  uid   keybase.io/rrt <rrt@keybase.io>

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
or that public key has expired, try the following commands to retrieve
or refresh it, and then rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.

  gpg --locate-external-key rrt@sc3d.org

  gpg --recv-keys 4C8EF3DA3FD37230

  wget -q -O- 
'https://savannah.gnu.org/project/release-gpgkeys.php?group=a2ps&download=1' | 
gpg --import -

As a last resort to find the key, you can try the official GNU

  wget -q https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-keyring.gpg
  gpg --keyring gnu-keyring.gpg --verify a2ps-4.14.90.tar.gz.sig

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
  Autoconf 2.69
  Automake 1.16.1
  Gnulib v0.1-5252-g28496903f5


* Noteworthy changes in release 4.14.90 (2022-07-17) [alpha]
 * This is an alpha release, owing to the considerable changes since the
   last version.
 * New maintainer, Reuben Thomas.
 * Build:
   - Updated and fixed the build system, using gnulib and modern Autotools.
   - Remove OS/2 support.
   - Require libpaper.
 * Predefined delegations:
   - Remove support for defunct Netscape and proprietary Acrobat Reader.
   - Add lpr wrapper for automatic detection of different printing systems,
     including CUPS support.
 * Encodings:
   - Use libre fonts for KOI-8.
   - Composite fonts support.
 * Documentation:
   - Some English fixes.
   - Man page for fixnt.
 * Bug fixes:
   - Fixes for security bugs CVE-2001-1593, CVE-2015-8107 and CVE-2014-0466.
   - Minor bugs fixed.

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