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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RE: ;(
by koki on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 21:54 UTC in reply to ";("
koki
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2005-10-17

no mention about funding of the port.


Indeed. Haikuware really deserves to be mentioned for the great service that it provides to the Haiku development ecosystem through its bounties initiatives.

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RE[2]: ;(
by kvdman on Fri 24th Dec 2010 03:33 in reply to "RE: ;("
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2006-04-28

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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RE[3]: ;(
by umccullough on Fri 24th Dec 2010 05:15 in reply to "RE[2]: ;("
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2006-01-26

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!


It's somewhat unfair to put the onus of promoting and endorsement of Haikuware on Haiku, Inc., I think. You should be lobbying the project in general for this kind of support - as it's generally the greater body of project contributors who benefit from Haikuware's Bounties and subsequently post updates to the haiku-os.org website (which I assume is where you want to see this promotion).

As you can see - almost everyone on the Haiku, Inc. BOD has either individually donated to Haikuware bounties, or received funding from them - so we certainly support Haikuware in this regard as individuals.

In any case, I've got a couple ideas that might ease your frustration - I'll see what we can do.

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RE[3]: ;(
by koki on Fri 24th Dec 2010 12:26 in reply to "RE[2]: ;("
koki Member since:
2005-10-17

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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