From: Keith Burres,,, <kburres@va...> - 2001-07-18 13:53:36
I'm going to forward your request to some moe technical poeple than
myself. I believe they will be able to point us in the right
direction. Thanks for the interest.
Marcos De La Silva wrote:
> Hello Developers ,
> My name is Marcos and i'm a UNIX device driver
> developer and a heavy CAD user.
> Looking on the official sites i can see that there's
> no much drivers available for HP Designjets.
> I would be interested to write a filter that interface
> with GhostScript 5.xx
> to run using LPD for support Dj5000xx , Dj 800xx ,
> Dj1000 , and possibly Dj500xx and ColorPro GA.
> then i would like to ask you :
> --> for 5000xx , 800xx and 1000xx there's no big
> problems being PS and HPGL2 hw printers.
> (i already tested my filter with the basic functions).
> --> BUT what about the 500xx and ColorPro CAD/GA
> series that use PCL3GUI ?
> i searched on the web but there's no much
> documentation about this language.
> the only thing i found were small docs describing
> that is a PCL3 mixed with RTL and
> some printer-specific option but i didnt found any
> dev.kit or source codes or .pdf file
> with full APIs and specifications.(it seems really
> a "close" language).
> (even on hp-developer-solutions there's no much
> about that).
> --> Do HP will provide in the future a dev.kit for
> PCL3GUI like the one for Laserjet PCL5/6 ?
> --> Do i need a written agreement with HP to
> distribute and release open-source drivers
> for the 800xx/1000xx/5000xx series ?
> --> Do i need an agreement with HP in the case it
> could be embedded in large distributions
> such as RedHat or being available as .tar.gz
> upgrade for HP-UX / SCO / BSD / AIX ?
> I hope in your reply and i thank you for your