Squeak needs printing capabilities
raab at isgnw.cs.Uni-Magdeburg.DE
Wed Apr 8 17:02:21 UTC 1998
> Second, there don't necessarily have to be dedicated primitives for
> printing to work. For instance, if there were some sort of system()
> and/or popen() escape (as has been proposed previously), then Unix
> users could just call lpr. And currently, if one has a network
> printer available, one should be able to print via sockets from ANY
> platform. But for some configurations (wimpy Windows 95 boxes maybe
> :)), there would HAVE to be primitives added. Or, can in fact those
> wimpy Windows 95 boxes handle network printing via some sort of
> standard protocol?
Depends. Our network printer just speaks ftp (no, I'm not giving its IP
address ;-) so in these cases it's no problem. If you've got a PostScript
printer on a port then you open this as a file and put your PostScript
document on it. Again no problem. The remaining 95% of all Windows
installations would probably have to get their hand on GS ...
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