Using OSX binary drivers under *nix

Stefan R. insertspamhere at
Thu Apr 21 19:25:41 PDT 2005

Hi folks,

I just came in here by reading this
story. As far as I understood, (eg) the cheepo ink printers w/o linux (but OSX) support are driven by closed source printer filters in OSX which are called by cups. Since OSX's kernel source (Darwin) is availible to the public, wouldn't it be possible to do some kind of wrapper for these binary drivers such as ndiswrapper does it for win32 drivers? This would allow users of all unixes to benefit from the grown attention for osx in the consumer hardware area.
I'm not a kernel or cups hacker, so maybe I'm completely wrong, but if it works that way I described, it would be a nice idea...


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