The disk-image file includes an OS X installer package, an uninstaller package, plus illustrated documentation to easily guide you through the printer set-up process. ESP Ghostscript 7. This package is required for users running Mac OS X "Jaguar" as it provides full support for printing from all "Carbon" applications. Please visit our project page , which contains a lot more information about us! First stable release of Gutenprint 5.
Fix some important outstanding bugs in the OS X package Adds support for additional printers. Full color support for color laser printers Fix some important outstanding bugs Adds support for additional printers Offers improvements for some printers. This pre-release fixes some important bugs, adds support for additional printers, and offers improvements for others. Fix some important outstanding bugs Adds support for additional printers Offers improvements for some printers.
There are restrictions on the latter; please read the release notes for details. Add support for more Canon inkjet printers. This release adds support for many new printers including the initial introduction of support for Datamax-O'Neil label printers, dye sublimation and Canon inkjet printers and other improvements over 5. Support Macintosh OS X Correct page dimensions for borderless printing with Canon inkjet printers. Add Catalan, Turkish, and Vietnamese translations. The main impact is for developers that link against the Gutenprint library. This release fixes an inappropriate change to the internal library version number.
All distributors should immediately apply this update to their distributions to avoid other software linking against libgutenprint breaking. Duplicate Transparency entries in the media types for Canon iP and similar printers have been removed. The range of fine position adjustment of CD media has been increased for Epson printers.
The German translation has been updated. We expect to perform further work in future releases. Also, an additional eighteen new Epson printers has been added. For all the specific changes, please see the release notes. There are also some changes for other Epson printers.
Full details are listed in the release notes. This release offers additional support for Epson Stylus Pro printers, along with some changes for other Epson printers. We particularly encourage users of the following printers to test this release:. Notable changes since the Gutenprint 5.
The Gutenprint 5. There are several notable changes since the Gutenprint 5. Additional bug fixes and new features are listed in the release notes. It brings together the work from the stable 5. As of 5. There are several notable changes since the previous releases:. The 5. The most important changes for Mac OS X users are:. Additional information can be found in the release notes.
The most important changes are:. It is based on Gutenprint 5. Uninstall Gutenprint 1. Also, the uninstaller will now provide the user with confirmation that shows what has been removed. This release to contain several bug fixes as described in the release notes. This release also fixes a problem with the Mac OS X 5. That package had an incorrect PPC portion of the libgutenprint.
This is the first Mac OS X release to contain several new features described in the release notes. The changes between Gutenprint 5. Gimp-Print 5. The changes between 5. Please note that the behavior of the 5. Please note that as of 5. The installer will now permit Gimp-Print 4. If you do not wish to retain your existing installation of Gimp-Print 4.
Please also note that this release of the installer will update any existing 4. If you wish to continue using Gimp-Print 4. If you would like to comment on this installer behavior please send a polite note to the Gimp-Print developer mailing list! Finding no existing printer drivers, I adapted Mike's GIMP Print plugin to this six-color printer, and by the end of the year released version 3. The intention was for this to be the stable plugin in version 1.
I put the Gimp-Print development tree on SourceForge starting with version 3. One of the main goals, which was not expected to be met until late in the version 3.
Much to my surprise, someone wrote one within days! That gave me my first clue that the project was destined for greater things. In preparation for that, I spent long hours printing out test images. I went back to the Gimp-Print version 3. Output that had been considered impressive with using six colors was put to shame by four color output. That should give you an idea what modern printing technology can do. It also illustrates what a group of committed people can do. I came away from the Printing Summit with a lot of new ideas. Other people were busy adding new features and support for more printers, and in November , we released Gimp-Print version 4.
The quality was already tremendously improved over what the software could do at the Printing Summit. I knew at the time that Gimp-Print 4. In particular, its color model was very restricted it could only handle RGB and CMYK printers, possibly with light magenta and light yellow inks and the code was still closely tied in with the Print plugin for the GIMP. I wanted to devise a new architecture for the next release that would allow us to take advantage of more printer capabilities and support improved color generation and dithering, but progress was slow.
It took us a few months to fully stabilize Gimp-Print 4.
We decided to do an interim stable release based on improvements to the 4. The interim stable release was to become Gimp-Print 4. We used the numbering scheme adopted by the Linux kernel team, whereby stable releases were denoted by even numbers in the minor release the "2" in 4. We were fortunate that Roger Leigh joined the project shortly after the Gimp-Print 4. Roger is a superb architect, and he quickly whipped the somewhat disorganized code base into shape. We spent most of cleaning up the code base, adding support for CUPS by now, Mike Sweet had joined the project and the nascent Foomatic metadata management project, improving the color generation and dithering code, and adding support for more printers.
A lot of our work went into automatically generating the CUPS PPD files and Foomatic data; the project already supported about printers with a large number of options, and writing all of this by hand would be tedious, error-prone, and unmaintainable. We spent most of the fall working on documentation, cleaning up bugs, and the like, and released Gimp-Print 4.
Anticipating that the next major release of Gimp-Print would be a more extensive project, we decided to branch the 4. This would allow us to fix bugs and add new printers and perhaps minor new capabilities for users wanting a stable Gimp-Print release while making much more radical changes in preparation for the next release. We started work on Gimp-Print 4.