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Re: proposed deletion of gimp-print

On 12 Aug 2010 at 8:33, Greg Troxel wrote:

> I would like to delete:
>   print/gimp-print
>   print/gimp-print-cups
>   print/gimp-print-escputil
>   print/gimp-print-ijs
>   print/gimp-print-lib

My printers currently work ok.

If I upgrade, will my printers stop working
without change of configurations?

Last time I tried gutenprint it was a disaster
(although possibly years ago) and I had to 
reverse all the changes.


> This is version 4.2.7 of gimp-print, which is superceded by gutenprint-lib,
> now at 5.2.6.
> gutenprint-lib is a single package with
>   gutenprint library
>   escputil (useful for Epson only, but tiny)
>   cups support
>   gimp (2 of course) print plugin
> which is what I think most people will want.
> It is not optionized and there is no support for split packages
> (Upstream doesn't want to take support for disabling the base library,
> and I don't want to spend the time to implement it in pkgsrc.)
> I'm happy to take patches to add options to disable cups and the gimp
> plugin.
> If anyone objects to deleting gimp-print, please speak up by 19 August.
> In that case I will give away maintainership to that person or set to
> pkgsrc-users.

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