PWG-ANNOUNCE> Future work of the PWG

PWG-ANNOUNCE> Future work of the PWG

PWG-ANNOUNCE> Future work of the PWG

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Thu Aug 19 09:27:01 EDT 1999


Ira Mcdonald wrote:
> 
> Hi Don and Jay,
> 
> OK - I'll bite.  What does the fact that the platform happens
> to be Linux have to do with how printing works?

I think (correct me if I'm wrong) that the emphasis on Linux is
because:

    1. Linux seems to be the up-and-coming UNIX operating system.
    2. Most printer vendors want to support Linux now or in the
       future, at least for Intel platforms.
    3. The current state of printing under Linux is awful.  We've
       got some stuff that will hopefully change that (using IPP
       no less! :), and I'm putting together materials for a
       presentation in Denver (on-line copies for those that can't
       attend...)

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Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products                  mike at easysw.com
Printing Software for UNIX                       http://www.easysw.com
   "I do software development for Linux; where's my sledgehammer?"



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