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a2ps 4.14.93 released [alpha]

Item posted by Reuben Thomas <rrt> on Thu 26 Jan 2023 10:29:30 PM UTC.

I am happy to announce another pre-release of what will eventually be the
first release of GNU a2ps since 2007.

I have had very little feedback about previous pre-releases, so I intend to
make a stable release soon. If you’re interested in GNU a2ps, please try
this pre-release! I hope that once I make a full release it will quickly be
packaged for distributions.

Here are the compressed sources and a GPG detached signature:

Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:

Here are the SHA1 and SHA256 checksums:

8eb28d7a8ca933a08918d706f231978a91e42d3f  a2ps-4.14.93.tar.gz
VoCuvBKrC1y5P/wZbx92C6O28jvtCfs9ZnskCjx/xmM  a2ps-4.14.93.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-4.14.93.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 <>
  uid <>

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

  gpg --recv-keys 4C8EF3DA3FD37230

  wget -q -O- '' | gpg --import -

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

  wget -q
  gpg --keyring gnu-keyring.gpg --verify a2ps-4.14.93.tar.gz.sig

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
  Autoconf 2.71
  Automake 1.16.5
  Gnulib v0.1-5639-g80b225fe1e


* Noteworthy changes in release 4.14.93 (2023-01-26) [alpha]
 * Features:
   - Use libpaper's paper sizes. This includes user-defined paper sizes
     when using libpaper 2. It is still possible to define custom margins
     using "Medium:" specifications in the configuration file, and the
     one size defined by a2ps that libpaper does not know about, Quarto, is
     retained for backwards compatiblity, and as an example.
 * Bug fixes:
   - Avoid a crash when a medium is not specified; instead, use the default
     libpaper size (configured by the user or sysadmin, or the locale
   - Fix some other potential crashes and compiler warnings.
 * Documentation:
   - Reformat --help output consistently to 80 columns.
 * Build:
   - Require autoconf 2.71.
   - Require libpaper.


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