Is there a how to for creating integrated printer software for inkscape?
My assumptions are that inkscape can only print to raster and / or
postscript type printers. And postscript is used when plotting or
cutting is how the printer works.
Beyond that, are there any provisions for "plugin" software printer
drivers? For instance, what happens when you want to print to an HP
plotter that understands HPGL?
On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 10:01 -0500, stuart wrote:
> Beyond that, are there any provisions for "plugin" software printer
> drivers? For instance, what happens when you want to print to an HP
> plotter that understands HPGL?
Yes, there is an extension interface for printers, it is documented
Not really a HOWTO at all, but that's how it works. This is currently
how things like the Cairo PDF output works. You can so use the exention
output interface if you want to implement saving as a particular format.
This is more typically used by format conversion utilities, but could be
used for something like this.
I believe that Aaron has recently committed an output extension to
implement HPGL for instance.