I have a book called "Writing windows device drivers" - though I can't
remember who its by.
(If I remember, I'll take a look in the loft at the weekend, to see if I can
find it)

I recall it did use the authoring of a windows printer driver as the example
throughout. (Its was
for the w95 model, not 2K though)

It was not that difficult to do, I did a print to BMP program with it at the
time.

I also recall that you need the MS Device Driver DDK to access the routines
needed.

I seem to also recollect that there is a project to make an open source
Windows DDK,
as many people don't want to give money to Bill to write software that
enhances his
software for him, though I don't know how far it got, try a Google search.
We have the DDK here, but I don't really have time to play at the moment.

Jason.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bagotronix Tech Support [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: 11 July 2003 15:33
To: Protel EDA Forum
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Printer Driver


> There are tools to redirect a printer port so you just get a postscript
> printer in the windows dialog (that happens to be a physical XX printer).
> You can also easily set up a linux printserver that appears as postscript
> printers to the windows network pc's, and does the ripping and printing
> transparently, for everyone.

I found the ghostscript website - no driver for Toshiba.

How about some links to these resources?  I'm willing to RTFM, if I know
where the FM is!

Best regards,
Ivan Baggett
Bagotronix Inc.
website:  www.bagotronix.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon Bridger" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2003 8:58 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Printer Driver


> I would think the best solution is to print to postscript, and use
> ghostscript to rip this to your printer. There are lots of printer drivers
> in GS, as well as using windows native drivers. It's also easier to make a
> new GS printer driver than a native windows one.
>
> There are tools to redirect a printer port so you just get a postscript
> printer in the windows dialog (that happens to be a physical XX printer).
> You can also easily set up a linux printserver that appears as postscript
> printers to the windows network pc's, and does the ripping and printing
> transparently, for everyone.





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