[Printing-architecture] ANNOUNCE: Foomatic 4.0.3 released!
till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 04:19:38 PDT 2009
Foomatic 4.0.3 is released and now available for download .
This release fixes several bugs and drops the foomatic-db-hpijs package.
As HPLIP ships CUPS-DDK-generated PPD files for some time and also added
a CUPS Raster driver, we have decided to drop the foomatic-db-hpijs
package as it is not maintained any more by HP and so the PPDs generated
by it got out-of-date. PPDs for non-HP printers used with HPIJS are now
generated by foomatic-db, via the driver entries "hpijs-pcl3",
"hpijs-pcl5e", and "hpijs-pcl5c". For HP printers the new driver entry
"hplip" was introduced to reference to the full HPLIP driver suite. The
"hpijs" driver entry got dropped.
Under the bug fixes are a fix to make foomatic-rip working with LPRng,
letting foomatic-rip convert PDF to PostScript with Poppler instead of
Ghostscript (if Poppler is installed), fixes on the JCL option handling
of foomatic-rip, and fixes in the IEEE-1284 device IDs in the
Foomatic-generated PPD files.
Thanks to everyone who reported the bugs to us.
Have a lot of fun with the new Foomatic release!
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