I received the following question about the print system:
Joseph McDevitt wrote:
> I am looking for a PPD file for the Epson Stylus Color 600 printer that
> I can use with GPr. I have tried two generated by foomatic,
> CUPS-O-Matic and LPD-O-Matic. Selecting the former with gpr causes a
> crash and the latter is not recognized as a valid ppd file.
> My printer is an Epson Stylus Color 600 and I use ghostscript 5.50 with
> stp compiled in, VA lpr (same results with LPRng) and GPr on RH 7.0.
> My /etc/printcap reads:
> # Local Printer
> :lp=/dev/lp0: \
> :if=/usr/local/sbin/lpdomatic: \
> :af= /usr/local/lib/Epson-Stylus_Color_600-stp.ppd: \
> :sd=/var/spool/lpd/queue1: \
> Thanks for any suggestions and advice.
This prompts the following questions:
1) Does the current system work with gs printers?
2) Would it be hard to modify the printfilters to support gs printers?
I haven't looked at the filters in quite awhile, but the last time I
looked it seemed as though it would be quite simple to support
ghostscript devices. Since the ghostscript drivers will accept the
setpagedevice commands and the various PPD files generated from
linuxprinting.org all have the proper commands already, it should be no
problem getting the right info to ghostscript. The filters just needs to
allow the PS job to be processed by libppd before passing it on to
CompuMetric Labs, Inc.