[CentOS] Request for hplip upgrade

Mon Mar 3 22:17:04 UTC 2008
Bob Taylor <bob8221 at gmail.com>

On Mon, 2008-03-03 at 13:37 -0600, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> Bob Taylor wrote:
> > My wife purchased an HP Deskjet F340 all-in-one printer last year.
> > CentOS 5 includes hplip-1.6.7. I need at least hplip-2.7.10 which I have
> > had to install via tarball. Is there any plans to update this package
> > soon?
> Our goal is to be 100% directly compatible with the upstream EL 
> software.  So, the short answer is ... I have no idea when or if they 
> will put that in a current product.
> If you want to know what MIGHT be in CentOS-6 (still probably 6-8 months 
> away) you can look in Fedora 9.  The version there (in what is called 
> Rawhide) is currently hplip-2.7.12-5.fc9.src.rpm:

Sorry Johnny, I was not specific. What I left off was if the developers
were aware of Red Hat's plans. I just presumed they had *some* inkling.
This is *one* package that *should* be updated fairly continuously for
new printers. Perhaps the current maintainers wouldn't mind?
Bob Taylor