The development team behind the HPLIP (short for HP Linux Imaging and Printing) project, an open-source initiative to bring the latest HP printer drivers to GNU/Linux distributions, has released the third maintenance build in the 3.16 series.
HP Linux Imaging and Printing 3.16.3 has just been announced today, March 18, 2016, and it includes initial support for Canonical’s upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, thus providing drivers for the latest HP printers and scanners to Ubuntu Linux users installing the new OS.
Another interesting change in HPLIP 3.16.3 is the fact that the RPM packaging for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x series of operating systems has been discontinued, but recent releases of RHEL are still supported. Detailed installation instructions are provided by the project’s maintainers on the official website.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht