Little bug in RC1: the two LaserJets supported by the pcl-4v model
choice (LJ 4V and LJ 4Si) are 600-dpi printers (see linuxprinting.org)
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
> 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.
> 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
> 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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