[Printing-summit] QUESTION for operating system vendors/distributors

Mark Kirby mark at coris.org.uk
Mon Aug 21 03:03:25 PDT 2006

On Monday 21 August 2006 02:43, Robert L Krawitz wrote:
> The Gutenprint project is considering a change that would create at
> least a partial dependency of Gutenprint on the CUPS API
> (specifically, the PPD file parser in libcups).  How much of a problem
> would this pose to OS distributors/vendors (e. g. Linux distributions,
> Mac OS X, Solaris, AIX, etc)?

Seems NetBSD's Gimp-print package maintainer is behind on developments. I will 
package Gutenprint this afternoon and submit it for inclusion.

Adding a cups dependency will at most be a one line change to the package 

> Would it be easier if we were to introduce this change in a new minor
> version (e. g. 5.2) vs. a point release (e. g. 5.0.1)?

I think 5.2 would be better as you are adding a new dependency and changing 
some functionality.

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