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 koki on Fri 24th Dec 2010 12:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ;("
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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!


There is an explanation to this: in spite of all the sugar coating and hypocritical lip service that they have added to their repertoire over time to smooth out their image (i.e., see Urias' response as an example), Haiku has not changed since the time you started the Haikuware bounties a few years back: it is a clique-like organization, and you are not considered part of it.

And of course Haiku's PR sucks: they banned the best PR man they could have ever had, summary execution style and with calls of troll and even mental illness, in spite of all his contributions, including among many other things the very first Haiku Code Drive, a two week donation drive that raised US$8000 for the project. ;)

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