Gimp-Print 4.2.6-pre1, released April 18, 2003, 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 Print plug-in for the GIMP 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 later. 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/MacOSX.php3 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/MacOSX.php3. Please read the README file for full instructions on installing this package from source code. Gimp-Print 4.2.6-pre1 contains the following major changes over Gimp-Print 4.2.5: 1) Preliminary support for Epson Stylus C50, Stylus Photo 900, CL-740, PM-870C, PM-930C, PM-970C, and PM-3700C. The PM-930C and PM-970C are limited to 2880x1440 DPI in this release; this restriction will not be lifted in 4.2. 2) Better conformance to the PPD spec on the part of the CUPS PPD files. 3) Per-page variables in the CUPS driver are now set at the beginning of each page. This makes it possible to change the page size (for example) in the middle of a document. 4) The PostScript LanguageLevel attribute in the CUPS PPD files now defaults to 3, as all current Ghostscript releases are fully compatible with Level 3 PostScript. 5) Minor speed improvement for the HP LaserJet IIP. 6) The Foomatic data now uses the clear-text printer ID's from Foomatic 3.0, in addition to legacy support for the older numeric ideas. 7) Minor adjustment to the HP DeskJet 340 margins. -- 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 "Linux doesn't dictate how I work, I dictate how Linux works." --Eric Crampton _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer