Gimp-Print 4.2.4-rc1, released November 19, 2002, is a release
candidate for Gimp-Print 4.2.4 the stable Gimp-Print 4.2 series (it is
not Gimp-Print 4.2.4).

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 Print plug-in for the 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
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

Please read the README file for full instructions on installing this

Gimp-Print 4.2.4-rc1 contains the following fixes and changes over
Gimp-Print 4.2.4-pre2:

  1) Support for the HP DesignJet 230, 250, 430, 450, 455, 488, 700,
     2500, and 3500 printers.

  2) PCL laser printers (pcl-2, pcl-3, pcl-4, pcl-5, and pcl-6),
     including HP LaserJet printers and many other models, now print
     black correctly (previously it was printed as a medium gray).

  3) PCL laser printers now have correct margins on A4 paper.

The following bugs have been fixed in Gimp-Print 4.2.4-rc1:

631936 HP DesignJet Margin Problems
619537 QUALITY - Poor quality w/ Lexmark OprtaE+ and pcl-4
603702 QUALITY-HP LaserJet 5L print is too light

The following bugs are currently open:

409612 Minor positioning prob on 4x6 glossy
538097 QUALITY-Poor quality printing on Canon s400
549677 Incorrect scaling on Canon BJC-1000
557868 QUALITY-Washed out color under Gimp on HP560c
581168 Canon BJC 250 just spits out pages
601767 Mac OS X: Canon BJC 2100 does not print multiple pages
602933 QUALITY-Poor quality on Canon S800
613054 Mac OS X: Printing from InDesign 2.0 on OS 10.2.1
614882 QUALITY - Problems with CANON BJC-55 - Gimp-Print
619299 QUALITY - brightness adjustment problem
621668 Epson Stylus full bleed prints have slight margin
625780 Epson Stylus Pro 5000 does not print
627266 Epson Stylus Pro Autoselect paper feed broken
627978 QUALITY: Canon BJC-6500 has magenta cast.
631937 HP DesignJet Sheet Cutter Problem
639356 Build system: The version of libtool is too old

Robert Krawitz                                     <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>      

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