RISC OS printing systems advanceBy Chris Williams. Published: 5th Feb 2004, 02:10:55 | Permalink | Printable
Gimp-Print first release, new Printers+ out
|This past week or so has seen the following two developments in the printing quarter of RISC OS - an area of our market which up until recently has been partially neglected.
Gimp-Print first release
MW-Software's Gimp-Print project has reached another milestone with the online availability of the first version of the project's printing software. Users who have donated cash to the project can enjoy this first release although anyone can download the source code to the GPDriver, which is derived from the GPLed gimp-print library.
The GPDriver, of course, isn't much use to you unless you have the rest of the front end software, of which there "may be a public release... at a later date", according to MW Software. Last month, MW Software asked users to donate cash to the project, which uses the popular open source gimp-print library to enable printing on a range of modern printers.
Gimp-Print for RISC OS downloads
Printers+ 1.91a released
The open source Printers+ software, released mid-2003 by RISCOS Ltd. and maintained by Dave Marston, has reached version 1.91a. According to Dave: "The Printers+ 1.91a release fixes a number of bugs in the 1.91 release, and extends the support for external printer configuration applications allowing a greater level of integration." Prebuilt and source distributions are available under the Mozilla License. Bug reports, suggestions and source patches are welcome.
Printers+ home page on sourceforge.net
Previous: Inaugural Qercus issue delayed
Next: Why so quiet?
DiscussionViewing threaded comments | View comments unthreaded, listed by date | Skip to the end
Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.
Search the archives
Today's featured article
Prototype affordable Braille display in development
A low-cost computer-controlled Braille board has been prototyped by a RISC OS-using university student. Undergraduate Edward Rogers hopes to sell his completed units for as little as 200 quid each to schools and families to allow more blind children to continue learning Braille. And he said he wanted to launch his venture using RISC OS-powered kit before offering a package for other platforms.
10 comments, latest by epokh on 27/6/09 12:49PM. Published: 22 Nov 2008
RISC OS Ltd. in search of a new software engineer
Discuss this. Published: 11 Jan 2001
News and media:
RISCOS Ltd •
RISC OS Open •
MW Software •
Advantage Six •
CJE Micros •
Liquid Silicon •
Chris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collection •
The Register •
The Inquirer •
Apple Insider •
BBC News •
Sky News •
Google News •