HP Linux imaging and Printing Software Version 3.16.5 Brings Support For “Xenial Xerus” and “Jessie”
HPLIP or HP Linux imaging and Printing is an initiative from the Computer and Office equipment manufacturing company to make interaction between HP hardware with Linux based computer easy.
The vision of the project was to create drivers for the GNU/Linux platform allowing them to access the complete list of features that comes with HP Laser printers including faxing, printing, and photocopying.
The driver uses an automation installation process that is compatible with many GNU/Linux distributions. Both the graphical toolbox and faxing applications are written using Qt which allows device configuration.
Already drivers supplied by the project can support over two thousand printer models and recently, members of the team working on the project has announced the release of version 3.16.5 with support for additional hardware form factors.
Newly supported printers are:
HP OfficeJet 200 Mobile Printer Series
HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 All-in-One Printer
HP OfficeJet Pro 8715 All-in-One Printer
HP OfficeJet Pro 8740 All-in-One Printer
HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 All-in-One Printer
HP OfficeJet Pro 8725 All-in-One Printer
HP LaserJet Pro M501n
HP LaserJet Pro M501dn
With Canonical’s Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus in full swing, it is no surprise that the team decided to add support for the aforementioned Ubuntu operating system. Also, GNU/Linux Debian 8.4 which has been codenamed Jessie is also supported.
Those using Linux based computers and sporting HP compliant printers can visit the team’s official Sourceforge website.