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Re: CUPS Driver for Epson Stylus NX420 printer?

Actually, the evidence in this particular case is pretty optimistic:

1) I was able to find a (binary i386/AMD64 only) driver at OpenPrinting.Org with only a little bit of google-ing.

2) When I whined about not being able to use i386 binaries on my ARM machine, Camaleón (thanks!) found a source RPM at the same site. I haven't taken the RPM apart and compiled it yet, but it's certainly a start.

If Epson had a hand in making that driver available to OpenPrinting, I'd have to say they care more than most about their non-Windows users.

For my money, we'd all be better off if the energy expended in complaining about lack of support for open source by commercial companies (who have a fiduciary --hence legal-- responsibility to their share holders, and only a somewhat tenuous moral responsibility to open-source users) were better used in figuring out why it seg- faults when used as a CUPS network printer.

If you really support open source software, put your time and talent where your mouth is. Help make it better!

Just my two cents...


On May 21, 2011, at 5:49 AM, Ron Johnson wrote:

On 05/21/2011 02:54 AM, Klistvud wrote:

How's this for a reason: Epson not giving a rodent's undertail for their
non-Windows users?

Surprising, since Epson printers used to be well-supported by CUPS.

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