Gimp-Print 4.2.3-pre1, released October 1, 2002, is a prerelease in
the Gimp-Print 4.2 series.
Gimp-Print is a suite of printer drivers that may be used with most
common UNIX print spooling systems, including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or
others. These drivers provide high quality printing for UNIX
(including Macintosh OS X 10.2 and newer) and Linux systems in many
cases equal to or better than proprietary vendor-supplied drivers, and
can be used for many of the most demanding printing tasks.
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). It may also
be used with GNU Ghostscript 7.05, or with ESP Ghostscript 7.05.
The IJS GhostScript plugin driver requires GNU Ghostscript 6.53 or
later, ESP Ghostscript 7.05 or later, or APFL GhostScript 7.04 or
Users of Macintosh OS X 10.2 and above can use this package, as the
printing system is based on CUPS, which is supported by Gimp-print.
Note that Macintosh OS X 10.0 and 10.1 (including 10.1.5) cannot use
this package. We recommend that Macintosh OS X users download the
precompiled installer package from http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net
rather than attempt to build this package from source, as using the
installer is much simpler. We further recommend that Macintosh OS X
users install ESP GhostScript, to permit printing from Carbon
applications (such as most Adobe applications) that generate
PostScript rather than PDF output. Directions for that are also
available at http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net.
Please read the README file for full instructions on installing this
Gimp-Print 4.2.3-pre1 contains the following changes and fixes over
1) The Epson stylus 600, 800, 850, 1520, and 3000 now print correctly
at 1440x720 DPI.
2) The package will now compile correctly on Solaris and BSD-based
systems (Regression in 4.2.2).
3) Support for the Epson Stylus Photo EX3 and Stylus Photo 825, in
addition to support for the Japanese equivalents of all supported
4) The Epson Stylus 660 margins have been corrected.
5) The Epson Stylus C20/C40/C41/C42 and Stylus Color 480 and 580 now
print correctly in grayscale and black and white (Regression in 4.2.2).
6) The Epson driver positions correctly at 360x240 DPI.
7) The Epson Stylus 7600 may now print correctly (although probably
not optimally). This printer still requires further testing.
Bugs fixed in this release:
597964 Epson 660 wrong margins
604854 QUALITY-Epson 1520 and 3000 print too dark at 1440x720 DPI
611804 rastertoprinter.c fails to compile on Solaris
613384 Epson 7600 no printing
615561 Epson C40UX cannot print in B&W and Gray
615759 360x240 bad horizontal position
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