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[2]: ;(
by laplace on Fri 24th Dec 2010 21:36 UTC in reply to "RE: ;("
laplace
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2005-07-06

Karl did hot accept it so I donated the money to the WiFi bounty.

http://haikuware.com/20101120545/gutenprint-funds-raised#comment-72...

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RE[3]: ;(
by laplace on Sat 25th Dec 2010 09:29 in reply to "RE[2]: ;("
laplace Member since:
2005-07-06

Karl, I am sorry that you had to get it wrong, but I agree with you, Haikuware and the bounty should have been mentioned in the article. BTW when I replied to your post I didn't know that kvdman is you.

To stop the speculations why I stepped back from the bounty, here is my explanation (maybe irrational, but that's how I feel):

I wrote the technical report because Andrew from Haikuware asked me and I felt obliged to because of the bounty. So my decisions were still influence by the bounty. When I wrote it I did it under the premiss that it would be published on Haikuware. Later Andrew told me that it got promoted to OSnews. I had the change to mention Haikuware and the bounty, again sorry, that I didn't do that.

What I regret is that I wrote the article in the first place, although I didn't want to. Instead of PR for Haiku to attract attention to new users and developers, some comments show a very bad light on the Haiku community and are OT.

In order to prevent my decisions in the future be influenced by the bounty I had to give the money back, now in the form of a donation.

Whoever finishes the WiFi bounty will be happy, and I have my independence back. So it's a win-win situation. The bounty didn't work for me. The past has proven that it can work for others. The Gutenprint driver is still working. Only the relations in the Haiku community did not improve.

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RE[4]: ;(
by kvdman on Sun 26th Dec 2010 02:57 in reply to "RE[3]: ;("
kvdman Member since:
2006-04-28

Thanks for your reply Michael. This was all just a big misunderstanding. I didn't understand the circumstances, and probably should have just not said anything. I was just upset that after all the years of doing this, nobody bothered really to care to mention the bounties, and for some reason it came out here - which was unfortunate, and not very wise on my part. I really regret that you decided to refund the money, because you really do deserve it! Your donation to the Wifi bounty is appreciated though. I hope there's no hard feelings, I really enjoyed communicating with you.

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