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
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