[Desktop_printing] Re: [Inkjet-list] What happened to ijs spec v1.0?

Bastian, Waldo waldo.bastian at intel.com
Tue Jan 31 08:44:49 PST 2006

Yes, I think it's useful to create a clear understanding among all
parties of the status, advantages and disadvantages of the different
driver APIs as well as future plans for such APIs. 

Waldo Bastian
Linux Client Architect - Channel Platform Solutions Group
Intel Corporation - http://www.intel.com/go/linux

>-----Original Message-----
>From: desktop_printing-bounces at lists.osdl.org [mailto:desktop_printing-
>bounces at lists.osdl.org] On Behalf Of Till Kamppeter
>Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 5:54 AM
>To: Petrie, Glen; desktop_printing at osdl.org
>Cc: inkjet-list at linuxprinting.org; Arne John Glenstrup
>Subject: [Desktop_printing] Re: [Inkjet-list] What happened to ijs spec
>Should we make this also a topic for the Printing Summit? WDYT?
>   Till
>Petrie, Glen wrote:
>> The Ghostscript folks began IJS based on HPIJS but over the last year
>> have not had the time to complete the specification to version 1.0.
>> However, the version 0.35 is being implemented by those solutions
>> support IJS (Ghostscript, CUPS, standalones).  You can also follow
>> activities on HPIJS which has a couple of very useful additions to
>> public IJS but otherwise is identical.
>> I keep encouraging the Ghostscript folks to complete the 1.0
>> and hope other will join me.
>> IJS does offer the advantage of a very small print client which can
>> directly embedded in applications (for embedded solutions).  The IJS
>> concept allows for complete separation of proprietary driver software
>> GNU open-source - important to some developers.  The IJS service
>> also allows for simple update by driver software independent of the
>> application and/or print spoolers.
>> I hope that even though IJS is not yet version 1.0, that it continues
>> supported by the Linux print community.
>> glen
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: inkjet-list-bounces at linuxprinting.org
>> [mailto:inkjet-list-bounces at linuxprinting.org] On Behalf Of Michael
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 4:22 PM
>> To: Arne John Glenstrup
>> Cc: inkjet-list at linuxprinting.org
>> Subject: Re: [Inkjet-list] What happened to ijs spec v1.0?
>> Arne John Glenstrup wrote:
>>>Hi Inkjet-list-readers,
>>>Being a newbie, I am rather puzzled while surfing the web for
>>>info on ijs, as everything seems rather outdated.  There was
>>>some mention of moving the ijs spec from 0.35 to 1.0, but has
>>>this happened yet?
>>>Or has ijs been abandoned for some reason?  I saw someone advising
>>>to write a rastertoXXX instead of an ijs plugin; why should
>>>this be better?
>> Because doing a CUPS raster driver allows your driver to take
>> full advantage of the CUPS filter architecture and work on more
>> platforms.  It is also faster (both at run-time and when developing
>> drivers...)
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