Re: [debian-printing] Packaging of vendor PPD files.
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Roger Leigh <email@example.com> writes:
> "Per Olofsson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> * PPDs in PPD collection packages should be put in
> OK. Just a note: Gimp-Print will be split like so:
> gimp-print/$version/$language_$region/ so tools will have to cope with
> a "deep" tree.
On second thoughts, this might not be an issue. The Gimp-Print PPDS
are CUPS-specific. That is, they are not *PostScript* printer
descriptions, but are used as an interface to the rastertoprinter
filter. They are only useful with CUPS (or esp-gs) since this driver
requires application/vnd.cups-raster image data as the input format.
Basically, the printers don't accept PostScript natively, and rely on
CUPS driver support. They can be used on other systems which talk to
a CUPS server, but I doubt they have a wider use than that. Would
these need to go in /usr/share/ppd?
Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/
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