Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Boomaga is an open source virtual printer software, having support for the most popular printers, via CUPS and Gutenprint.
Unlike CUPS and Gutenprint which provide drivers for printers, the Boomaga virtual printer enables the users to view the document before printing, adjust the margins of the page, manage the number of documents per page, export the to be printed files as PDFs and others.
The latest version available is Boomaga 0.6.2, which has been recently released, coming with changes. From the official changelog:
- You can save and then load your piece of work.
- Added desktop file and MIME associations for saved project files.
- Added dag-and-drop support.
- Added two layouts for the vertical placement of pages.
- Added support for landscape documents.
- You can rotate the entire job, or page individually.
- Fixed wrong icon drawing for some icons themes.
- You can split long document on booklets, manual or automatically.
- Updated translations.
- Fix: Boomagabackend can’t convert big ps files to pdf.
- Fix: Added compatibility with poppler 0.28.0
- Fix: Sometimes the program did not show the contents of the pages.
- Many other fixes.
In this article I will show you how to install Boomaga 0.6.2 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Boomaga 0.6.2 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the boomaga package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:boomaga/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install boomaga
Optional, to remove boomaga, do:
$ sudo apt-get rempve boomaga