On Fri, 29 May 2009 15:35:47 +0200 (CEST), Wojciech Puchar <woj...@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote: > > output PS when printing (that's a standard), the data can be sent > > directly to the printer that processes it. > > > > In case of PCL, apsfilter is quite okay, but you can "just" employ > > gs to do the work, so apsfilter is not neededly required. It can > > isn't apsfilter just using gs as backend?
As far as I understood, it is. Driven by a text-mode menu, it lets you select printer by category and then uses gs to generate the input fed by an application into the printer's language. It helps to utilize the system's printer spooler. You can make settings regarding quality, printer connection, printer name, and other stuff. It's quite simple and easy to use, in the case you don't want to "get hands dirty" with /etc/printcap. :-) Anyway, it allows you to do something that CUPS won't: It lets you install a printer that is not attached to the system. Yes, I know, sounds stupid. :-) At the moment, I'm using it with some help by the de- list. I've added some extra gs flags to the configuration which is text file based (very comfortable), now everything works fine over parallel line. (My next goal is to achieve the same via network, shouldn't be a problem, worked before.) -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"