Using OSX binary drivers under *nix

Michael Sweet mike at
Fri Apr 22 10:32:14 PDT 2005

Anonymous wrote:
> ...
>> Then you have to support both Tioga and CUPS drivers; the Tioga API
>> is not open source, the CUPS API is...
> I just realized that there are two printing systems under OSX, I
> thought cups was the only one... And I bet most consumer printers
> won't use cups.

Actually, right now there is a mix of CUPS and Tioga drivers on OSX.
The Tioga support is implemented as a filter in CUPS, so it is just
a matter of vendors choosing the newer API when they write a driver
for a new printer.

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Document Software

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