[Desktop_printing] Agenda proposal: Replace PostScript by PDF
as job transfer format
Robert L Krawitz
rlk at alum.mit.edu
Sat Jan 7 18:23:32 PST 2006
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 19:45:31 -0500
From: Michael Sweet <mike at easysw.com>
Robert L Krawitz wrote:
> wrong with 8 bits for a lot of things, but if the engine supports
> 16 bits it could e. g. support color management without losing
> too much precision. That would save each driver from having to
> implement color management itself.
Right, however IMHO most drivers will still do some level of color
management themselves, as a side-effect of the dithering/halftoning
True, although it's not clear whether it really should be necessary to
implement full ICC or what have you inside Gutenprint...
> Would this still use PPD files, or would there be other ways of
> exposing printer capabilities to applications?
Still PPD files. I don't see that changing anytime soon, and I
think the PPD extensions I'll be demoing/presenting at the summit
should satisfy most of your needs (if not all).
Robert Krawitz <rlk at alum.mit.edu>
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