Hi folks, The new release of Gutenprint, 5.2.1, has been packaged and uploaded to unstable. However, I currently lack an inkjet printer in order to test it. If you have five minutes to install and test printing, I would be grateful for any feedback. Once Lenny has been released and any major bugs have been ironed out, this will be uploaded to experimental. Simply printing a test page from CUPS after installing the library and cups-driver-gutenprint package would be sufficient, though any more detailed testing would also be appreciated, e.g. of the gimp-gutenprint plugin or the ijs server driver ijsgutenprint with foomatic. If you used the old "canon" or "epson" CUPS backends to drive a parallel-, USB- or network socket-connected printer, these two backends were removed by upstream (obsolete). I added some logic to the cups-driver-gutenprint postinst to migrate to one of the "parallel", "usb",or "socket" backends where possible. However, the process isn't perfect because the USB device naming for the USB backend no longer allows plain device nodes, so these devices will require the queue to be manually modified, e.g. using the CUPS web interface or lpadmin. CUPS now supports fully internationalised PPD files, which will be created correctly only if the gutenprint-locales package is installed. Not all applications yet display the translations, however. You may just get English if the application does not look at the translations. Packages available here: http://packages.debian.org/source/experimental/gutenprint Suggested packages to install (in order): libgutenprint2 gutenprint-locales cups-driver-gutenprint The package sources are in git: git://git.debian.org/git/collab-maint/gutenprint Thanks, Roger -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ `- GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848 Please GPG sign your mail.
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