I've posted a Gutenprint 5.0 snapshot. Please test it.
I've also cleared up some null pointer references in debug code in the
Ghostscript and CUPS drivers that cause problems on some platforms (I
never caught them because the glibc printf handles null string
pointers gracefully, but someone reported them on Solaris). I think
I've caught all of these problems; they've been around for a long
GIMP folks, your big change is #9. I'm still waiting to hear whether
2.3 or 2.4 should be the cutover point for this (I could make it be a
specific 2.3 point release, but I'd rather not). The documentation
now refers to the Gutenprint plugin as an "enhanced Print plugin for
A) MAJOR CHANGES BETWEEN GUTENPRINT 5.0.0 RELEASE CANDIDATE 3 AND
1) A serious problem with margins when printing from CUPS in some
cases was introduced in Gutenprint 5.0.0-rc3. The symptoms are
that when printing certain kinds of material on certain printers,
the print is positioned incorrectly on the page (too far to the
right and too far down the page). This problem has been fixed.
2) The Ghostscript driver used with Foomatic now prints all pages of
a document correctly. Previously it did not print any page
except the first page of a document, or printed all other pages
with possibly incorrect settings (bug 1501816).
3) The Postscript driver now handles PPD files with non-integer
imageable areas correctly in all locales (the PPD files certain
HP inkjet printers using the HPIJS driver have non-integer
imageable areas for some paper sizes). In 5.0.0-rc3, this was
handled incorrectly in locales that do not use the decimal point
(".") for separating fractions from integers.
4) The PPD file parameter is now always accessible when using the
Postscript driver in third party Gutenprint-enabled applications.
This was not an issue with the enhanced Print plugin for the
5) The Epson driver now chooses unidirectional vs. bidirectional
mode more intelligently on new printers that are capable of
producing excellent quality in bidirectional mode at high
resolutions. This improves printing speed with the default
settings in certain cases and in some cases improves print
6) The Epson driver offers the same quality choices as 5.0.0-rc2 for
certain new printers such as the R800, R1800, and R2400. Certain
quality choices (in particular Super Photo and Ultra Photo) were
not available in 5.0.0-rc3.
7) Various minor problems in the PPD files have been fixed. The
most notable change is that the names of the option groups have
been shortened so that they are shorter than 40 characters in all
cases except for one case in French.
8) The French, Danish, Hungarian, and Swedish translations have been
9) In the GIMP 2.4 and above (forthcoming as of Gutenprint 5.0
release), the enhanced Print plugin will be named "Print with
Gutenprint" so as not to collide with the GtkPrint-based plugin
bundled with that version of the GIMP. The Print plugin bundled
with GIMP 2.0 and 2.2 is based on Gimp-Print 4.2; the Print
plugin in this package simply replaces the Print plugin in those
versions of the GIMP.
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