Gimp-Print 4.2.1-pre5, released April 7, 2002, is a pre-release of
Gimp-Print 4.2.1. This prerelease offers a number of fixes and
improvements over 4.2.0
This software includes the Print plug-in for the Gimp, and GhostScript
and CUPS drivers, including Foomatic data.
The Gimp Print plugin requires the Gimp 1.2.
The CUPS driver requires CUPS 1.1.9 or higher. 1.1.14 or above is
highly recommended, as certain translation-related bugs are fixed and
it is possible to print true CMYK.
The Ghostscript driver requires GNU Ghostscript 5.10, 5.50, 6.51, or any
later GNU Ghostscript release based on 6.51 (e. g. 6.52).
The IJS GhostScript plugin driver requires GNU GhostScript 6.53 or later
or APFL GhostScript 7.04 or later.
Please read the README file for full instructions on building and
installing this package.
Gimp-Print 4.2.1-pre5 contains the following major changes and fixes
over Gimp-Print 4.2.1-pre4:
1) A number of bug fixes to the IJS driver (please see below for
2) Under some circumstances, the PCL driver could overflow an
internal buffer, potentially causing a crash.
3) The user's manual has been updated, and a section on escputil
The following bugs are fixed in 4.2.1-pre5:
539013 IJS driver mispositions image on page
538500 PCL driver crash
538497 IJS driver sets incorrect paper size
537293 IJS/foomatic driver crashes printing grayscale
The following critical bug has been reported against all 4.2 releases
to date and is unresolved in this release. The symptoms are that
prints to Windows-hosted printers are incomplete: the bottom of the
last page will not be printed. Some people have reported success when
the host is an NT-based system rather than a Windows 95/98/ME-based
system. The only definitive workaround is to physically host the
printer on a UNIX/Linux system. It is not known at this time if the
underlying problem is in Gimp-print or in other software.
510185 Incomplete print to Windows-hosted printers
Robert Krawitz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://www.tiac.net/users/rlk/
Tall Clubs International -- http://www.tall.org/ or 1-888-IM-TALL-2
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Project lead for Gimp Print/stp -- http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net
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