[Printing-architecture] Re: [Desktop_printing] Re: Trying out sample implementation of japanese OpenPrinting efforts

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Mon May 15 12:41:50 PDT 2006

Till Kamppeter wrote:
> Here is a way to print with a real PDF workflow and without GhostScript
> at all:
> Now I have also tried to compile the pdftoopvp package from the CVS of
> the opfc project on SourceForge.jp
> (http://sourceforge.jp/projects/opfc/). One needs these two patches:
> http://www.linuxprinting.org/till/tmp/xpdf-3.00-gcc401.patch
> http://www.linuxprinting.org/till/tmp/pdftoopvp-gcc401.patch
> After compiling there is a CUPS filter xpdf-3.00/xpdf/pdftoopvp which
> has to be copied into /usr/lib/cups/filter and the PPDs into
> /usr/share/cups/model. In addition, the OpenPrinting vector drivers for
> the desired printers need to be installed. Then PDF files sent to a
> queue created with the new PPDs should be directly rendered with
> pdftoopvp, without GhostScript detour. pdftoopvp is a real CUPS filter
> which does not need any wrapper. the driver library to be used it
> determines by reading the PPD file.
> The PPD files need to be edited to comply with cupstestppd.

It is important to note that this is NOT a complete solution.  We
still need to implement a pdftopdf filter which does page selection,
imposition, page labeling, and so forth before we can use this in

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Document Software          http://www.easysw.com

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