Interested in writing a cups driver...

Collin Day dcday137 at
Fri Sep 5 21:58:08 PDT 2008

> Collin Day wrote:
> > ...
> > Thanks again.  One last question - are there any examples of how to
> > write filters?
> The CUPS book has examples (available on the site), and
> you can look at Gutenprint, the DDK drivers, the sample drivers in
> the CUPS sources, etc.
> > Also, is PCL5
> > backward compatible with PCL3GUI in some way?  I can't find any
> > pcl3gui doc's, just a brief mention in the DDK docs that hp-pcl may
> > support some of the commands.
> PCL3GUI shares some of the heritage of PCL5, however the raster setup
> and compression modes are different.  Looking at the HPLIP sources
> will provide some hints for your particular printer (and it *is*
> highly printer specific...)
> --
> ______________________________________________________________________
> Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com

I went and downloaded the sources for all these - it will just take me some time to "digest" it all.  Thanks again for all of your help!

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