Gimp-Print 4.2.3-pre2, released October 12, 2002, is a prerelease in
the Gimp-Print 4.2 series (it is not actually 4.2.3).
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-pre2 contains the following changes and fixes over
1) A Japanese translation has been added.
2) Two bugs in the IJS driver have been fixed.
3) The change to the Epson Stylus 660 margins in 4.2.3-pre1 has been
backed out; retesting demonstrated that the bug was in fact fixed
4) A reported problem with very large prints (A0 or B0 size) failing
to print correctly on Stylus Pro printers is likely fixed.
Bugs fixed in this release:
597964 Epson 660 wrong margins
619992 IJS driver prints spurious first line
620016 IJS driver does not print properly in monochrome
621667 Very large prints on Epson 9500 fail
Robert Krawitz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Tall Clubs International -- http://www.tall.org/ or 1-888-IM-TALL-2
Member of the League for Programming Freedom -- mail [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Project lead for Gimp Print -- http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net
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