[Printing-architecture] Notes of today's telecon
imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Thu May 25 07:57:38 PDT 2006
I agree with Wendy that I had been proposing language tag
as the least significant directory, but looking at the two
paths I prefer Till's specification (after supplier, but
Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221 Grand Marais, MI 49839
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com
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> On Behalf
> Of Till Kamppeter
> Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 10:33 AM
> To: Wendy Phillips
> Cc: printing-architecture
> Subject: Re: [Printing-architecture] Notes of today's telecon
> Wendy Phillips wrote:
> > I recall the ppd path differently:
> > /usr/share/ppd/<supplier>/<make>/<model>/<language tag>
> I remember that it was
> tag>/<make>-<model>-<extra info>.ppd
> > Comment on PPD files at Linuxprinting.org
> > As the user, if I select printer abc model 123, would I
> get a choice
> > of suppliers? Such as, print vendor abc, gutenprint,
> > ... or is this for printer vendors exclusively?
> You will get a choice of suppliers. Currently you can already choose
> various drivers for one and the same model, and these are usually from
> different suppliers. What will change in the future is that there will
> be hosted or linked machine-installable binary packages of drivers for
> automatization of installation of printers which are not
> (yet) known to
> the actually installed distro.
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