[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
CUPS...

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