[cups.development] Pseudo duplex mode for several printers

Aurélien Croc aurelien at ap2c.com
Fri Oct 19 05:10:02 PDT 2007

Le 19 oct. 07 à 05:21, Michael Sweet a écrit :

> Aurélien Croc wrote:
>> ...
>> So, i'm wondering how CUPS can help my driver by giving to it pages
>> in this special order (and rotation) ?
>> Is it a way to do that? Is it "impossible"?
> CUPS doesn't offer a way to do this in a single job.  Part of the
> reason for this is that we have no way of communicating where the
> first set of pages ends to the driver.
> Currently your best option is to setup a separate queue for manual
> duplex which uses a modified version of the PPD file with a filter
> for application/postscript that re-queues each half to the "real"
> queue.

It could be a good idea but i think it would be too complicated for  
the end-user. I think it would be easiest if i integrate a sort of  
"pstops" which reorder the postscript file then a "pstoraster" to get  
the correct data to process.

M. Aurélien Croc
Projet AP²C - http://www.ap2c.org
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