Little bug in RC1: the two LaserJets supported by the pcl-4v model
choice (LJ 4V and LJ 4Si) are 600-dpi printers (see
but GIMP-Print only offers up to 300 dpi for them. Can you fix this for
the final Release?


Robert L Krawitz wrote:
> This is the first release candidate of gimp-print 4.0.0.  Please test
> it to ensure that there are no remnant problems.  This is very close
> to the real 4.0.
> Gimp-Print 4.0.0 contains the following fixes over Gimp-Print 4.0b3:
> 1) All HP LaserJet printers except for the 4L are capable of 600 DPI
>    resolution.
> 2) Any residual problems with the plugin printer list containing
>    duplicates should now be fixed.
> 3) Any residual problems with scaling not being set properly in PPI
>    mode should now be fixed.
> 4) An extraneous dependency on the glibc version of getopt() in
>    escputil has been removed.
> 5) 'make clean' is now a bit more complete.
> 6) Certain Epson Stylus printers (the Stylus Pro XL, Stylus Color 400,
>    500, and 600, and Stylus Photo, Photo 700, and Photo EX) will not
>    print quite as close to the bottom of the paper, due to some
>    reports of overrunning pages.  This is presumably due to paper size
>    or printers not being perfectly in spec.
> Errata:
> 1) PostScript files (and PPD's) with embedded .setpagedevice commands
>    to choose a media type will not function correctly.  In place of
>    MediaType, stpMediaType will allow a choice of media type.  This
>    will not be fixed in the release; it is not always possible to know
>    what media types are valid at the time of the .setpagedevice call,
>    which GhostScript requires.
> 2) The higher resolutions of the HP Deskjet 900/1220C and the HP
>    PhotoSmart P1000/P1100 have been disabled as they do not work.
>    Investigation into these modes (Photo-Ret III) is continuing.
> 3) There are some known color generation problems.  In particular,
>    greens (particularly weakly saturated greens) tend to be quite
>    weak, giving grass a somewhat tan look.  This may be improved
>    somewhat by printing in 4-color rather than 6-color mode.  We do
>    not anticipate much if any further improvement in the release
>    beyond the change in saturation noted above.  The errors in color
>    are not radical, but it may be hard to get a close match for
>    extremely critical work.
>    If the image is radically too light and washed out, please check
>    the color settings, and try setting the defaults (1.0 for all
>    options).
> 4) When using Epson 4x6 photo paper that is perforated to allow
>    tearing off the unprintable margins it is possible to print part
>    way into those margins.  This will not be fixed in the release.
> 5) Red Hat 6.1 users cannot configure the plug-in.  The problem is
>    that neither the gimp nor the gimp-devel rpm's in that release
>    include gimptool, which is necessary for configuration to work.
>    This will not be fixed in the release.
>    The recommended workaround is to recompile the Gimp from source
>    (either 1.0.4 or the latest 1.1/1.2 release).  That will install
>    gimptool, and you will then be able to build the plug-in.  This
>    does not affect the Ghostscript driver.
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