MFC 7840W under CUPS
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Fri Feb 17 14:34:59 UTC 2012
On 02/18/12 00:22, Jerry wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:14:47 +0100
> Polytropon articulated:
>> Think about that:
>> % netcat 192.168.123.456< /tmp/printing.pdf
> I can do either:
> nc 192.168.1.100 9100< /tmp/print.pdf
> or nc 192.168.1.100 9100< /tmp/print.ps
> right now without any problems.
> If you looked at the
> page, and you apparently did, then you will have noticed the "Making
> Printing "Just Work"" concept that I suggested several months ago, only
> to be met by the usual naysayers claiming it would never happen or be
> feasible. Obviously, these are the same individuals who claimed that
> the "bumblebee" could not fly.
You realise that you could do this with PS for ages? Nothing has changed
as such in years...
Finding a printer that accepts PS? That was the problem. Mostly the
issue is with GDI or some other propietry printer.
If the manufacturers accept a standard (and that means M$ needs to stop
interfering, which it seems they now are and are moving away from GDI
themselves) then it will all just work. PCL isn't much different, and
most respectable printers have been using that since the beginning of
time, or thereabouts, just more of them now.
You will find it hard to convince graphics to give up PS though, its
pretty deeply rooted in their culture :)
> If you have not all ready checked out
> you might want to give it a quick once over. It is very informative.
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