Re: cupsys (was: Re: lprng as 'stantard' package)
On 26 Jul 2000, Robert Bihlmeyer wrote:
> > I don't think that this is task of the printing system. Perhaps a
> > lptry which yust calls magicfilter or whatsoever, so that you can view the
> > result.
> Well, the point is that I want to view more-or-less exactly what is
> sent to the printer. The printing system will presumably have the job
> lying around in postscript, so going through the chain by hand (or
> another tool) is wasteful and may introduce differences from the
> printing system's idea of the output.
I still think the best solution is an extra programm to put in thhe
correct form. If the danger is to big, that something is changed, than an
lptry which read printcap and shows the result on the screen would be an
good solution in my eyes.
But my opinion may not be very representative, since I think that
everything to be printed should be postscript ans like the idea of NeXt
very much, to let the screen-operations be generated in postscript.
Bernhard R. Link