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Release Digest: General, December 19, 2002

Dec 20, 2002, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

CUPS v1.1.18

The new release includes several security fixes for issues reported by iDEFENSE.

Hollywood, MD (December 19, 2002) -- Easy Software
Products today announced the 1.1.18 release of the Common UNIX
Printing System ("CUPS"), an IPP/1.1-based printing system for

CUPS 1.1.18 is primarily a security fix release and corrects
all of the issues identified in iDEFENSE security advisory
12.19.02. The new release also adds a new cupstestppd utility
for validating PPD files for use with CUPS and fixes some
non-security-related bugs that have been reported since the
1.1.17 release. CUPS is available at:

CUPS provides a portable printing layer for UNIX®-based
operating systems. It has been developed by
Easy Software Products to
promote a standard printing solution for all UNIX vendors and
users. CUPS provides the System V and Berkeley command-line

CUPS uses the Internet Printing Protocol ("IPP") as the basis
for managing print jobs and queues. The Line Printer Daemon
("LPD") Server Message Block ("SMB"), and AppSocket (a.k.a.
JetDirect) protocols are also supported with reduced
functionality. CUPS adds network printer browsing and PostScript
Printer Description ("PPD") based printing options to support
real-world printing under UNIX.

CUPS includes an image file RIP that supports printing of image
files to non-PostScript printers.  A customized version of GNU
Ghostscript 7.05 for CUPS called ESP Ghostscript is available
separately to support printing of PostScript files within the
CUPS driver framework.  Sample drivers for Dymo, EPSON, HP, and
OKIDATA printers are included that use these filters.

Drivers for thousands of printers are provided with our ESP
Print Pro software, available at:

CUPS is licensed under the GNU General Public License and GNU
Library General Public License.  Please contact
Easy Software Products for
commercial support and "binary distribution" rights.

Ydesktop-3.2.1 Second Release Candidate

Yoper Limited, the New Zealand Linux company, is proud to announce Release Candidate 2 of Ydesktop, the first part of Your Operating System that Yoper Limited ("Yoper") is developing. http://www.yoper.com

The sky-rocket-like success of Ydesktop-rc1 is proof that a desktop oriented OS does not have to be closed software, or expensive, to deliver extreme performance, cool eye-candy and ease of use. The user feedback has been enormous and so many positive emails, especially from Linux newbies, are making this newcomer the top contender for the Linux desktop crown of 2003. Ydesktop is pleasing the novice and the hard core geek alike.

A reminder of what Ydesktop is:

The best OS you have ever tried.
High Performance Operating System (optimized for 686 and higher).
Not a general purpose distribution, but a compact OS with ability to use packages from all other major OS's. (rpm and tgz native, deb-support via 'alien')
The binaries we distribute are built from scratch using the latest original vanilla sources.
Uses the best features from other Operating Systems.