this version compiles into CinePaint after runing configure without
any further change.
+ development for color management
+ imaging / panoramas
+ email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Am 01.09.05, 21:56 -0400 schrieb Robert L Krawitz:
> Welcome to Gutenprint 5.0.0-rc1! Please read these release notes
> Gutenprint, formerly named 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, 10.3, and
> 10.4) and Linux systems that in many cases equal or exceed proprietary
> vendor-supplied drivers in quality and functionality, and can be used
> for demanding printing tasks requiring flexibility and high quality.
> This software package includes the Print plug-in for the GIMP and
> Ghostscript and CUPS drivers, as well as Foomatic data.
> The package has been renamed in order to clearly distinguish it from
> the GIMP. While this package started out as the Print plugin for the
> GIMP, it has expanded into a collection of general purpose printer
> drivers, and the Print plugin for the GIMP is now only a small (but
> important) piece of the package. Furthermore, the name Gutenprint
> recognizes Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the movable type
> printing press. Finally, the word "guten" means "good" in German.
> Gutenprint 5.0.0-rc1 is the first release candidate of Gutenprint 5.0.
> It is based on the Gimp-Print 4.3 series that has been in development
> for over three years, and includes many improvements over the very
> popular 4.2 series. This release is believed to be quite stable, but
> further testing is required before final release. We believe this
> release to be stable enough for day to day use, and encourage people
> to test it and report their results.
> Gutenprint currently contains over 200 drivers supporting in excess of
> 600 printer models.
> The Print plug-in for the GIMP requires the GIMP 1.2.3 or above on the
> 1.2 line (1.2.5 is recommended), or the GIMP 2.0 or above. You may
> need to install packages named "gimp-devel", "gtk-devel", and
> "glib-devel" (or similar equivalents) on many systems. This plug-in
> will work with any printing system, and offers a comprehensive user
> interface to control all aspects of the printing process.
> The CUPS driver requires CUPS 1.1.15 or higher. You may need to
> install a package named "cups-devel" or similar on many systems.
> Please the rest of the release notes, in particular the Exceptions and
> Workarounds, for full details on installation, as there is an
> important caveat. CUPS is the printing system used on Macintosh OS X
> 10.2 and above, and many other systems use it. The combination of
> CUPS and Gutenprint provides a flexible, general purpose printing
> system capable of producing the highest quality output with any of the
> printers supported by this package. We strongly recommend using CUPS
> with Gutenprint as a general-purpose printing solution.
> The Ghostscript driver requires GNU Ghostscript 6.53 or higher, ESP
> Ghostscript 7.05 or higher, or AFPL Ghostscript 7.04 or higher. It
> uses the IJS package included with these versions of Ghostscript to
> create a driver that may be built much more easily than traditional
> Ghostscript drivers. The options for this driver are very complex,
> and it is normally used with the Foomatic driver integration system.
> Users of Macintosh OS X 10.2 (Jaguar), 10.3 (Panther), and 10.4
> (Tiger) can use this package, as the printing system is based on CUPS.
> For ease of installation, a pre-built package with installer is
> normally supplied a few days after the release of the source package.
> We highly recommend that OS X users use the pre-built package rather
> than attempt to build it themselves.
> NOTE: This package will not work with any version of OS X 10.0 and
> 10.1 (such as 10.1.5), as those systems do not use CUPS as their
> printing system. This is NOT going to be fixed; you must upgrade to
> at least OS X 10.2 in order to use this package. The reason why is
> that OS X 10.2 and above use CUPS as the basis of the printing system.
> OS X 10.0 and 10.1 use a different system that would require a
> separate driver, and we do not plan to write that driver.
> The README file included with this package provides full instructions
> on building and installing Gutenprint.
> * Major changes between Gutenprint 5.0.0 beta 4 and Gutenprint 5.0.0
> release candidate 1:
> 1) Color correction is greatly improved, particularly for Epson
> printers. The following general and specific improvements have
> been made:
> * The default gamma for all Epson printers has been increased to
> resolve long-standing issues with overly dark prints. The user
> gamma adjustment is specified as a correction, so the default
> value of 1.0 will yield correct results.
> * Luminosity (darkness) correction has been simplified and
> improved by performing correction only on the color component,
> without adjusting the gray component. This improves dark cyans
> and greens in particular, and generally yields smoother tonal
> * Red and blue generation for the Epson Stylus R800 and R1800
> (and for any future printers) has been completely revamped. It
> is now done by using per-channel curves. This improves control
> over the output and allows ink combinations that could not be
> generated with the previous code. The most notable effect is
> improved magenta.
> * Greens have been improved on all Epson printers and are now
> considerably more saturated and less yellow.
> * Black generation has been improved on all printers,
> particularly Epson printers using Ultrachrome (R) inks.
> * Photo (light cyan and light magenta) ink generation has been
> improved on many Epson printers.
> * Composite gray generation is now done by adding in CMY inks
> rather than subtracting out the gray component. This separates
> the gray balance from the per-channel ink density, permitting
> much better color saturation for certain printers with
> unbalanced inks. In particular, the Epson R-series printers
> can now generate much better orange, yellow, and green without
> sacrificing neutrality of grayscale.
> * The operation of the Bright Colors color correction mode has
> been changed, and is now much closer to the operation of High
> Accuracy. The main difference is that highly saturated colors
> now clip rather than taper off toward full saturation. This
> will yield improved color brilliance with some loss of detail
> in certain cases (particularly bright greens).
> * A new Correct Hue Only mode has been added that corrects ink
> hue without adjusting darkness. This permits achieving greater
> color saturation without losing hue accuracy, although many
> colors will be too dark in this mode.
> 2) PrintoutMode has been fixed in the Foomatic data generator so
> that it now generates correct options in all cases.
> 3) CUPS PPD files are now built with translations enabled. If you
> do not want translated PPD files, configure the package with
> ./configure --disable-translated-cups-ppds
> 4) The Canon SELPHY CP-600 dye sublimation printer has been added.
> 5) Preliminary support for the Canon Pixma i4000 printer has been
> added. The Canon BubbleJet and Pixma driver is likely to undergo
> considerable revision and may not be fully stabilized at release.
> 6) The Epson Stylus C82, C84, and C86 now use black ink with glossy
> paper. The ink in these printers has been reformulated and is
> now compatible with glossy paper.
> 7) The Epson Stylus CX3650 now prints correctly (previously there
> were minor vertical offset problems, yielding slightly blurry
> 8) The Ghostscript driver (ijsgutenprint) now generates correct
> output (previously it generated output that was much too dark
> unless the gamma setting was enabled explicitly).
> 9) New printing resolutions have been added for certain Epson
> * 720 DPI high quality has been added for all but the very oldest
> Epson printers, and 1440x720 DPI highest quality has been added
> for all Epson printers with an upper resolution limit of
> 2880x720 DPI. We have received reports that 1440x720 highest
> quality, which was present in Gimp-Print 4.2, often produces
> better output than 2880x720 while requiring less computation.
> * 2880x2880 DPI resolution has been added for the Epson Stylus
> C86 and similar printers, such as the CX6600. While this is
> not likely to yield a great improvement over 2880x1440 DPI,
> this may yield some improvement for certain kinds of line art
> with very fine detail. In general, there is little advantage
> to be had from any resolution above 1440x1440 DPI with this
> * 5760x2880 DPI has been added for the Epson Stylus Photo R800
> and R1800. Tests indicate that this resolution does offer a
> small degree of improvement over 2880x2880; the most noticeable
> improvement is smoother tonality. This enhancement may be
> desirable for particularly critical printing.
> 10) The Epson Stylus RX425 is now explicitly supported.
> 11) Some problems with PPD file generation using cups-genppdconfig
> have been fixed. In particular, PPD permission and ownership
> checks have been relaxed to permit operation on more systems.
> 12) A problem that could on rare occasions cause blank areas on photo
> printers has been fixed. The problem was more likely to be
> observed when printing in 16-bit mode.
> 13) Debian packaging has been removed from this release. Debian
> packaging will be handled by the maintainer outside of the
> 14) On systems supporting shared library versioning, the shared
> library is labeled with the correct release version rather than a
> development version.
> 15) It is now possible to specify variable drop sizes with
> predithered mode. Values of 0, 1, 2, or 3 will cause the
> appropriate drop size to be printed. Previously only the
> smallest or largest drop size could be printed with this dither
> 16) Traditional Chinese (zh_TW) translation has been added.
> 17) A problem whereby attempting to use certain paper types with
> certain Epson printers would cause a failure is fixed.
> 18) A problem whereby the image height and width were not properly
> preserved across uses of the GIMP plugin is fixed.
> 19) In the Foomatic data the options "STP_InputSlot" and
> "STP_MediaType" were renamed to "InputSlot" and "MediaType". This
> way the names are Adobe-compliant and so PPD-aware applications
> understand for what they are used for and treat them
> appropriately (for example appear on first page of printer
> options dialog of kprinter and XPP).
> 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
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