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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that's ok
by d.marcu on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 10:00 UTC
d.marcu
Member since:
2009-12-27

Printing support is nice but there are more important things waiting until haiku becomes usable: a package manager/update feature, wpa encryption and pppoe. Until then it's just a virtual machine toy.

Edited 2010-12-23 10:02 UTC

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RE: that's ok
by MYOB on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 10:21 in reply to "that's ok"
MYOB Member since:
2005-06-29

Printing support is nice but there are more important things waiting until haiku becomes usable: a package manager/update feature, wpa encryption and pppoe. Until then it's just a virtual machine toy.


WPA is very nearly there - http://haiku-os.org/blog/axeld/2010-12-14_almost_not_there_yet

PPPoE - I've not seen someone without a proper DSL router in years, seeing as most of the ancient ones don't support the speeds being provided these days. I don't see this actually being of much importance.

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RE[2]: that's ok
by d.marcu on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 10:47 in reply to "RE: that's ok"
d.marcu Member since:
2009-12-27

Depends on where you live. In Romania around 70% of computers are desktop not laptop so there's no need for wifi, we use good old pppoe. I'm sure there are other countries out there in a similar position.

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RE: that's ok
by Valhalla on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 10:55 in reply to "that's ok"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

Printing support is nice but there are more important things waiting until haiku becomes usable: a package manager/update feature, wpa encryption and pppoe. Until then it's just a virtual machine toy.

Whats wrong with installoptionalpackage? Just kidding, yes a package manager would certainly be nice, but it's not essential at this stage in my opinion. An update feature on the other hand really is, dd'ing updated images isn't exactly the smoothest of options. WPA encryption as someone else stated is coming courtesy of Axel himself, sponsored by a nice bounty from generous people over at Haikuware.

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RE[2]: that's ok
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 11:09 in reply to "RE: that's ok"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Updating... YES. YES. YES.

A working installer was requirement 1 from me to install Haiku permanently - an updater is number 2.

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