Benedikt Meurer Benedikt.Meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Mon Mar 10 22:19:31 CET 2003

Good evening,

I've commited xfprint today. Its now ready for testing. I've tested it so
far with NetBSD/i386 and Debian GNU/Linux i386 (Woody) with no problems.
It requires a2ps and psutils (for Postscript printing) and either a
POSIX.2 lp(1) or a BSD compatible lpr(1) command installed.

The "Search printers"-feature in xfprint-manager is not yet implemented,
so you need to add the printers manually. Therefore choose "Add printer"
type in the alias (whatever you want the printer to be named) and the
system name (this will be handed over to lp/lpr). Furtheron you need
to specify whether the printer is capable of printing postscript (level1
for now) or it is a simple line printer. After that you'll be able to
print to the printer using xfprint.

xfprint is indeed a simple replacement for lp/lpr. It can print files
specified on the command line or it can print data read from stdin.
If xfprint detects that there was no filename specified and there's
no input available on stdin, it'll popup a file selection dialog.

Hope you'll enjoy it.


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    -- Henry Spencer

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