The Random Books, Software, and Thoughts of Michael R Sweet

HTMLDOC 1.9.17 September 17, 2023

HTMLDOC 1.9.17 is a bug fix release. Changes include:

  • Added new --pre-indent option to control indentation of pre-formatted text (Issue #505)
  • Now link to CUPS library instead of embedding its HTTP code.
  • Updated PostScript and PDF date/time information to use UTC (Issue #490)
  • Fixed multiple conversions of UTF-8 HTML files from the GUI (Issue #496)
  • Fixed a compile bug on Solaris (Issue #498)
  • Fixed a markdown parsing bug (Issue #503)
  • Fixed a relative URL handling bug (Issue #507)
  • Fixed a crash bug with bad title images (Issue #510)
  • Fixed some minor CodeQL warnings.

Binaries are available from Github for Windows and macOS, and through the Snapcraft store for Linux.


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mantohtml v2.0.1 Now Available September 13, 2023

mantohtml v2.0.1 is a general bug fix release. Changes include:

  • Fixed a buffer overrun bug (Issue #1)
  • Fixed the default page title to be NAME(SECTION).


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PAPPL v1.3.4 (Replaces v1.3.3) September 07, 2023

PAPPL v1.3.4 is now available for download and is a general bug fix release. Changes in 1.3.4 include:

  • Fixed builds with GNU TLS (Issue #292)
  • Fixed a HTML error on the network configuration page.

Changes in 1.3.3 include:

  • Fixed USB serial number for DYMO printers (Issue #271)
  • Fixed DNS-SD advertisements when the server name is set to “localhost” (Issue #274)
  • Fixed hostname change detection when using mDNSResponder (Issue #282)
  • Fixed authentication cookie comparisons for simple password mode.
  • Fixed a potential time-of-use issue with PAPPL-created directories.
  • Fixed handling of trailing ‘%’ in log format strings.
  • Updated TLS certificate generation to support more types of certificates and to use modern OpenSSL/GNU TLS APIs.


Download PAPPL v1.3.4 Home Page


PAPPL v1.3.2 May 06, 2023

PAPPL v1.3.2 is now available for download and is a general bug fix release. Changes in 1.3.2 include:

  • Fixed PWG ImageBox values in raster page header
  • Fixed a bug in the “ipp-attribute-fidelity” support
  • Fixed printing of 1/2/4-bit grayscale PNG images (Issue #267)
  • Fixed a potential buffer overflow in the logging code (Issue #272)
  • Fixed reporting of “xxx-k-octet-supported” attributes.
  • Updated the Wi-Fi configuration page to support hidden networks.
  • Updated the Wi-Fi configuration page reload time to 30 seconds.


Download PAPPL v1.3.2 Home Page


PDFio 1.1.1 March 20, 2023

PDFio 1.1.1 fixes a potential denial of service issue and fixes some build issues. Changes include:

  • CVE-2023-28428: Fixed a potential denial-of-service with corrupt PDF files.
  • Fixed a few build issues.


Download PDFio v1.1.1 Home Page


PDFio 1.1.0 February 06, 2023

PDFio 1.1.0 fixes a potential denial of service issue, fixes a few general bugs, and adds a few new APIs. Changes include:

  • CVE-2023-24808: Fixed a potential denial-of-service with corrupt PDF files.
  • Added pdfioFileCreateTemporary function (Issue #29)
  • Added pdfioDictIterateKeys function (Issue #31)
  • Added pdfioContentPathEnd function.
  • Added protection against opening multiple streams in the same file at the same time.
  • Documentation updates (Issue #37)
  • Fixed “install-shared” target (Issue #32)
  • Fixed pdfioFileGet... metadata APIs (Issue #33)
  • Fixed pdfioContentMatrixRotate function.


Download PDFio v1.1.0 Home Page


RasterView 1.9.0 January 16, 2023

RasterView 1.9.0 includes some minor improvements and bug fixes and adds support for Windows. Changes include:

  • Fixed macOS ‘Close’ and ‘Re-Open’ menu items (Issue #20)
  • Fixed color picking (Issue #21)
  • Updated the maximum zoom to 20x
  • Added Visual Studio project files for Windows release


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Improving Code Quality, Part 2 January 15, 2023

This is a follow-up to my first post on code quality with updates to various tools and some thoughts on POSIX threading.

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