New as of August 25, 2019!The Gutenprint project is pleased to announce Gutenprint 5.3.3. This package is available in source form, and also in binary installer form for Macintosh OS X (10.6 or later, 64 bit only). Youcan read the release notes and download it here.
New as of January 19,2017!The Gutenprint project is pleased to announce Gutenprint 5.2.12. This release adds support for many new printers and other improvements over 5.2.11. Note that the Foomatic data generator and the Ghostscript IJS driver have been removed as CUPS support is ubiquitous and Foomatic is not needed with CUPS. This package is available in source form, and also in binary installer form for Macintosh OS X (10.6 and above; 10.5 and below are no longer supported). Youcan read the release notes and download it here.
New as of June 11, 2012! The Gutenprint project is pleased toannounce Gutenprint 5.2.8, a stable release of 5.2. The Canon driver has been significantly overhauled for this release, and output (and in some cases functionality) may be significantly different from previous releases. We expect to perform further work in future releases. Also, an additional eighteen new Epson printers has been added. This package is availablein source form, and also in binary installer formfor Macintosh OS X (10.3 and above). Youcan read the release notes and download it here.
Gutenprint, formerly named Gimp-Print, is a suite of printerdrivers that may be used with CUPS, the Common UNIX Printing System.CUPS is the printing system used by all modern Linux and UNIX systems.These drivers provide high quality printing for UNIX (includingMacintosh OS X 10.2 and later) and Linux systems that in many casesequal or exceed proprietary vendor-supplied drivers in quality andfunctionality, and can be used for demanding printing tasks requiringflexibility and high quality. This software package include anenhanced Print plugin for the GIMP that replaces the plugin packagedwith the GIMP in addition to the CUPS driver.
Gutenprint has been renamed in order to clearly distinguish itfrom the GIMP. While this package started out as the original Printplugin for the GIMP, it has expanded into a collection of generalpurpose printer drivers, and the new, enhanced Print plugin for theGIMP is now only a small part of the package. Furthermore, the nameGutenprint recognizes Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the movabletype printing press. Finally, the word guten is the Germanword for good.
The predecessor to this software package (the original Printplugin for the GIMP) was first written by Michael Sweet of EasySoftware Products and initially worked only as a print plugin to theGIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program). In the summer of 1999, Ipurchased an Epson Stylus Photo EX printer to feed my photographyhobby. Finding no existing printer drivers, I adapted Mike's GIMPPrint plugin to this six-color printer, and by the end of the yearreleased version 3.0 of the Gimp-Print software, which was includedin version 1.1 of the GIMP. The intention was for this to be thestable plugin in version 1.2 of the GIMP while development of theGIMP Print plugin continued for later release.
Binary or Source Installation Method : You can install the Connector/ODBC drivers using two different methods, binary installation or source installation. The binary method is easy which is a bundle of necessary libraries and other files pre-built, with an installer program. The source installation method is important where you want to customize or modifies the installation process or for those platforms where a binary installation package is not available. 153554b96e