Linked by Michael Pfeiffer on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 00:05 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Gutenprint is a suite of printer drivers that can be used with UNIX and Linux print spooling systems, such as CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System), lpr, LPRng, and others. Gutenprint currently supports over 700 printer models. Gutenprint was recently ported to Haiku, both increasing its printing capabilities, as well as extending its supported printer models. This article describes Gutenprint and the effort to port it to Haiku.
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by kvdman on Fri 24th Dec 2010 03:33 UTC in reply to "RE: ;("
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Believe me, I mention this not just for gratification - it's to help publicize that there are alternative funding options for developers. I do remember OSNews publishing an article for a $2000 bounty offered for an open source Microsoft Kinect driver, and I thought, damn I wish Haikuware would get that kind of publicity. All it would take is an ounce of recognition in this article as to where the funding for the project came from. I know that the article wasn't published on behalf of Haiku Inc. but. unfortunately, it brings up other issues. i.e It's really discouraging to never see official recognition from Haiku (i.e the recognition they give to Google) for these bounty contributions, and really I question why I do this, and why I continue supporting Haiku through these bounties. For my time and troubles, I've contributed (through bounty donors) ~$12,000 to Haiku and its developers with no recognition for projects such as: the Webkit Port, SATA drivers, FreeBSD Wifi Port, Gutenprint Port, Wifi Encryption, Gnash, etc. I think Haiku Inc. could do a little better in PR to perhaps maintain good relations with the few organizations that financially support Haiku, but that's just me!

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