Posted in Packages on Saturday 17th March 2007 at 4:47pm


There's been a little flurry of interest in Inkblot lately. Firstly, Thierry Merle has been hacking away at getting this tiny but useful little application to work with the most recent versions of libinklevel. This is fantastic news as it means that Canon printers are now supported too. Publishing a new version recently also led to some new translations arriving.

Inkblot 0.99.8 in action

With this in mind I'm proud to announce the release of Inkblot 0.99.8. This version requires the latest stable libinklevel 0.7.0 along with all the usual GNOME platform components:

So, reports of Inkblot's demise are premature. I'll continue to maintain the package, nominally at least, whilst things progress towards 1.0.0. Before that we have to handle the case of multiple printers - and I have every confidence in Thierry! Those who have requested this becomes part of GNOME's own printer tools are advised to ask the maintainers of these components - I'd be more than happy to see that happen sometime.

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