[gs-devel] ANNOUNCE: Foomatic 4.0.6 released!
till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 17:31:10 UTC 2010
Foomatic 4.0.6 is released and now available for download .
This release fixes several bugs which got reported to us in the past 4
foomatic-rip does not only have several potential crashes fixed but now
also the automatic input data format recognition (PDF or PostScript)
works when the input data is preceded by PJL and for non-CUPS use the
text filter setting of the config file is only used if the selected text
filter is actually supported.
In foomatic-db-engine the foomatic-ppd-to-xml script to generate printer
XML entries from PPDs is much more flexible now. It allows personal
comments for the XML entry, suppressing automatic adding of drivers
based on supported page description languages, and generating an XML
entry also for more than one PPD file (for the same printer).
All XML files generated by foomatic-db-engine now have the same
formatting (spaces, indentations, order of drivers in driver list) as it
is used by the OpenPrinting web server. This way unnecessary automatic
commits to the BZR repository with only white space changes are avoided.
The DB.pm Perl module handles failures of the C helper programs
The PPD file generator foomatic-ppdfile (or
/usr/lib/cups/driver/foomatic) now handles driver names with dashes
(like "hpijs-pcl5e") correctly.
Already for a longer time it was possible to use some special entities
in the code pieces to build the renderer command line. These entities
get replaced by job parameters, like the job ID, the user who sent the
job, the job title, date, number of copies, ... when a job is rendered
by foomatic-rip. This release now adds documentation for this feature in
the README file of foomatic-db-engine and it improves the feature by
adding the possibility to limit the length of the strings to be inserted
for the entities. This is very helpful for printers which use such
parameters but abort the job or even crash if the strings are too long.
Thanks to everyone who reported bugs to us (or to their distributions)
or sent feature requests.
Have a lot of fun with the new Foomatic release!
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