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PPR 1.55 released

PPR is a print spooler for PostScript printers or non-PostScript printers with Ghostscript. It has support for AppleTalk, JetDirect, and SMB with the aid of Samba.

Version 1.55 has been released. This is a maintainance release which fixes bugs and compatibility problems with 64 bit Linux.

Posted by David S. Chappell 2006-12-07

PPR 1.54 released

PPR is a print spooler for PostScript printers or non-PostScript printers with Ghostscript. It has support for AppleTalk, JetDirect, and SMB with the aid of Samba.

Version 1.54 has been released. This is a maintainance release which fixes bugs and compatibility problems with new releases of other software.

Posted by David S. Chappell 2006-04-11

PPR 1.53 released

PPR version 1.53 has been released. This release features redumentary IPP support sufficient to print from KDE, Openoffice.org, and Mozilla.

Posted by David S. Chappell 2004-12-13

PPR 1.53b1 released

Version 1.53b1 of the PPR print spooler has been released. This is a beta release and is very close to what will be released as 1.53.

Highlights of the changes since 1.53a1:

* Added an editps filter for MS Windows XP.

* Fixed support for the PROS protocol for print servers.

* Improved support for USB.

* Added more support for browsing list of available printers to the WWW printer setup wizard.

Posted by David S. Chappell 2004-10-06

PPR 1.53a1 released

Version 1.53a1 of the PPR print spooler has been released. This is an alpha release and is not recomended for critical print servers.

Important changes include:

* The browser compatibility of the web interface has been vastly improved while approving its appearance and usability in sophisticated browsers.

* Corrected internationalization problems.

* Removed PostScript versions of the preformatted documentation in order to reduce the size of the source code archive. The PostScript versions and still be build, and prebuilt PDF versions are still provided.... read more

Posted by David S. Chappell 2004-02-20

PPR 1.52 released

Version 1.52 of PPR has been released. PPR is a print spooler especially designed to work with PostScript printers and with Ghostscript. It supports parallel ports, serial ports, SMB, TCP/IP, and AppleTalk. It has command line and web interfaces. This is a jumbo bugfix release.

Posted by David S. Chappell 2003-09-26

PPR 1.51 released

Version 1.51 of PPR has been released. PPR is a print spooler especially designed to work with PostScript printers and with Ghostscript. It supports parallel ports, serial ports, SMB, TCP/IP, and AppleTalk. It has command line and web interfaces.

Posted by David S. Chappell 2003-07-25

PPR 1.50 released

Version 1.50 of PPR has been released. PPR is a print spooler especially designed to work with PostScript printers and with Ghostscript. It supports parallel ports, serial ports, SMB, TCP/IP, and AppleTalk.

Posted by David S. Chappell 2003-02-16

PPR 1.50b1 released

Version 1.50b1 of PPR, a print spooler for PostScript printers has been released. Hopefully this will be the last test release before 1.50, so get your bug reports in. The release includes an RPM which was built on a Mandrake 9.0 system.

Posted by David S. Chappell 2003-01-27

PPR 1.50a2 released

This release contains fixes for bugs in PPR 1.50a2. The last stable version (1.44) is having compatibility problems with new versions of other software (such as Perl), so we want to make a 1.50 release as soon as possible.

Posted by David S. Chappell 2002-11-09

PPR-GS 0.9 released

This is a special Ghostscript distribution for use with PPR. It includes additional drivers and a Makefile which will build it for installation in the PPR directories. It incorporates GNU Ghostscript 6.51, the GNU Ghostscript fonts version 6.0, and GIMP Print 4.1.99-a1.

Posted by David S. Chappell 2002-03-01

PPR 1.50a1 released

This release is primarily bugfixes, but there are also small improvements to the web interface, better printer fault reporting, and a new lab printing system.

Posted by David S. Chappell 2002-02-27

PPR 1.44 released

This release has no new features. It just fixes some bugs from 1.44b2 and provides RPM packages.

Posted by David S. Chappell 2001-08-01

PPR is now using CVS

The version of PPR that will soon be 1.44 has been imported into CVS.

Posted by David S. Chappell 2001-06-21

PPR 1.44b2 released

* Added experimental code to integrate Ghostscript without the special gs* printer interface scripts that were used formerly.

* Improved "ppop status" to display messages for the most common problems reported by printer interface programs. (Information previously available only through "ppop alerts".

* Many small bugs fixed.

Posted by David S. Chappell 2001-06-05

PPR 1.44b1 released

New command "ppop last", new option "snmp_status_interval=" for tcpip interface, new printer status tracking system, support for Xinetd in install script, new Job Title field in printlog, new audio files for spoken messages about jobs and printers, more friendly messages for printer commentary,more example commentary and responder scripts.

Posted by David S. Chappell 2001-05-08

PPR 1.43 Released

PPR version 1.43 is an interim release. This release fixes most reported bugs. Noteworthy changes:

* Support for passthru of PCL-XL
* SNMP printer status support in the tcpip interface
* Rewritten PostScript procedure set for N-Up
* Improvements to the appearance of the WWW interface, especially in Mozilla

Posted by David S. Chappell 2001-03-29