Sunday, September 24, 2006

Added But Still Need Testing

Pat has updated -current changelog with one fix and also some update and adding one new file, which is hplip. Most of the packages are related to printer functionality, such as cups, hplip, sane. Here are the small changelog of the day :
Sat Sep 23 03:45:30 CDT 2006
a/sysvinit-2.84-i486-68.tgz: In rc.M, start rc.hplip if found. Fix the path to /sbin/initscript shown in init.8. Thanks to Robby Workman.

xap/sane-1.0.18-i486-3.tgz: Added HPLIP backend (hpaio) to dll.conf.

testing/packages/cups-1.2.4/cups-1.2.4-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to cups-1.2.4.
The web site says that more problems were fixed. I would still approach this one cautiously, though I'm sure it (or its descendent) will be used in Slackware 11.1. Unless you have a reason to need this now, I'd wait.

testing/packages/hplip-1.6.9-i486-1.tgz: Added hplip-1.6.9, a complete print, scan, and fax system for HP devices. This isn't being merged into the AP series as a replacement for hpijs solely because I'd like to see it get more testing first. It is working perfectly here. Thanks to Robby Workman for doing the vast majority of the work on this package. :-)

testing/packages/gutenprint-5.0.0-i486-2.tgz: Don't overwrite GIMP's "print" plugin -- instead install the plugin as "gutenprint".
Thanks again to Stefano Vesa.