Printer Bounty
  • MorphOS Developer
    geit
    Posts: 915 from 2004/9/23
    Jupp3,
    Quote:

    That's a common myth. There are no cheap printers.


    I know! That is what I don´t understand. People can ask, when it comes to gfx cards or other hardware, but printers for 30-40 will be bought blind, without any look onto the ink prices or the compatibly.

    Geit
  • »15.02.13 - 15:15
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    Jupp3
    Posts: 1192 from 2003/2/24
    From: Helsinki, Finland
    geit,
    Quote:

    I know! That is what I don´t understand. People can ask, when it comes to gfx cards or other hardware, but printers for 30-40 will be bought blind, without any look onto the ink prices or the compatibly.

    But it was so cheap! and works in linux! So it must be open source and a matter of ./configure && make! :-P
    </sarcasm>
  • »17.02.13 - 21:38
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  • Bounty Manager
    insane
    Posts: 65 from 2003/5/20
    @zukow

    Can you please write a little status-update about your progress
    with the printer bounty ? Thank you in advance.
  • »19.03.13 - 17:11
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    zukow
    Posts: 464 from 2005/2/9
    From: Poland
    - Little update-
    Things done:
    1) i've written from scratch PPD parser which gets all sensible data from PPD files (postscript printer definition)
    2) Parsed PPD files are stored to IFF prefs files and can be loaded from IFF prefs files too
    3) I've started to write gui generator depending on printer abilities
    (i did similar things in SCANdal: http://library.morph.zone/images/1/1c/Scandal_scanprefs.png )

    Plans for next 4 weeks:
    1) port ps2ps CUPS util (full port, not lame/os4 recompilation), beta release for postscript printer users, changes in VPDF to use ps2ps as an option
    2) CUPS raster reggae encoders/decoders

    [ Edited by zukow 19.03.2013 - 19:47 ]
  • »19.03.13 - 18:46
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Amigaharry2
    Posts: 537 from 2010/1/6
    From: EU-Austria (Wien)
    Yeah! - that rulez!
    Can't wait for it....
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  • »20.03.13 - 19:06
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    zukow
    Posts: 464 from 2005/2/9
    From: Poland
    Small update:
    I've created ppd.library for handling PPD files and I'm working on GUI prefs and pstops like utility. It should be included in MorphOS 3.2 in some form (probably connected with VPDF)
  • »13.04.13 - 18:54
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    bash64
    Posts: 898 from 2010/10/29
    From: USA
    Hey zukow.
    We talked about supporting my hp cp1025nw color laser printer which uses this driver:

    http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/

    All of the info you need to program it is on this page.

    Any chance of that now?
    :-D

    [ Edited by bash64 13.04.2013 - 17:26 ]
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    zukow
    Posts: 464 from 2005/2/9
    From: Poland
    Hello,

    I'm woking on PostScript printers support now. But non-postscipt drivers support are next item on my TODO list.
  • »14.04.13 - 09:08
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  • Jim
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    Jim
    Posts: 4608 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
    Right now, I'm satisfied with older HP and Epson inkjets I have.
    And I can get re-manufactured cartridges dirt cheap.

    BTW - I thought we had Postscript support.
    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 9789 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > I thought we had Postscript support.

    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?forum=32&topic_id=9037&start=7
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    bash64
    Posts: 898 from 2010/10/29
    From: USA
    I think he is working on advanced postscript support such as PPDs.
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  • Jim
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    Jim
    Posts: 4608 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
    bash64,
    Quote:

    I think he is working on advanced postscript support such as PPDs.


    That clarifies things for me.
    Andreas and I were comparing low cost Postscript compatible printers quite awhile ago.
    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
  • »14.04.13 - 22:41
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    zukow
    Posts: 464 from 2005/2/9
    From: Poland
    PPD parser is done, i started work on preference system. postscript postprocessor is mostly done. I'm going to release some beta in two weeks.

    parsedppd.png
  • »31.07.13 - 23:05
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Amigaharry2
    Posts: 537 from 2010/1/6
    From: EU-Austria (Wien)
    Wow! This are good news......
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  • »01.08.13 - 08:46
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  • Bounty Manager
    insane
    Posts: 65 from 2003/5/20
    Sounds good :-) Thank you for the update...
  • »01.08.13 - 15:18
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  • Bounty Manager
    insane
    Posts: 65 from 2003/5/20
    2 more weeks ?
    Sorry, could not resist ;-)
    Any update for us ?

    BTW: If you like, i could make a public demonstration at the german amigameeting (11-13th Oct.), if the beta is ready until then. And hwo knows - maybe collect some more donations ;-)


    Quote:

    zukow wrote:
    I'm going to release some beta in two weeks.





    [ Edited by insane 19.09.2013 - 14:30 ]
  • »18.09.13 - 11:51
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    bash64
    Posts: 898 from 2010/10/29
    From: USA
    Question: Don't we have ghostscript for MOS?
    Doesn't it already support PPDs?
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    zukow
    Posts: 464 from 2005/2/9
    From: Poland
    yeah, to more weeks, still coding
  • »02.10.13 - 16:01
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Amigaharry2
    Posts: 537 from 2010/1/6
    From: EU-Austria (Wien)
    Never mind - Amigans know to wait.......
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  • »02.10.13 - 18:07
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    bash64
    Posts: 898 from 2010/10/29
    From: USA
    I am a patient man.
    :-D
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  • »02.10.13 - 21:42
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    zukow
    Posts: 464 from 2005/2/9
    From: Poland
    Taaadaaam, some early beta 'i'll kill your rdb' release

    1. Install ghostscript using Geit's installer
    2. Download: and overwrite GS installation http://brain.umcs.lublin.pl/~rzookol/download/gs870_morphos.lha
    3. Download: http://brain.umcs.lublin.pl/~rzookol/download/printers.lha unpack, move the files to sys: and read readme file.


    In short:
    This package contains port of cups filters (filter == printer drivers, not all cups infrastructure), new library ppd.library for handling PPD files
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PostScript_Printer_Description and Morphos prefs for adding them to system (it converts PPD file to internal IFF format). There is also new handler: printer-handler which creates PRINTER: device similar to PRT: or PS: devices but handling additional options compatible with CUPS/IPP. printer.device wrapper has not been written yet so printing to PRINTER: is the only option now. There is also VPDF with PRINTER: support.

    All package is highly WIP state, sends tons of debug and can crash :). Color profiles are not supported in this version.
    Ghostscript is required only for non-postscript printers.



    [ Edited by zukow 29.10.2013 - 23:08 ]
  • »29.10.13 - 23:07
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Jambalah
    Posts: 800 from 2008/3/30
    From: Roma, Italy
    Great news!
    I have installed and... ooopss I've got no PS printer =)
    Well stop kidding: nice to see your great work in progress. Thanks!
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  • »30.10.13 - 18:31
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