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AROS can print!
« on: May 24, 2010, 11:37:27 PM »

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Re: AROS can print!
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2010, 03:07:43 AM »
this is very important and great news!:drink:..can it print via USB with DOT4 printers:confused:
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Re: AROS can print!
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2010, 07:14:45 AM »
Can you explain to me what printing is?
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Re: AROS can print!
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2010, 09:37:53 AM »

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Re: AROS can print!
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2010, 10:44:46 AM »
More details would be good the demo lacks any real information about what is supported.

The printer being used looks like some sort of colour laser printer so it maybe only expensive post script printers that are being supported to start with or it could be that a number of other printer driver are being ported over from Linux.

The news items and video just don't have much real information, I cant even see from the video what software was used to create the printed file or if it is a just a large graphics file or a word processor created document created under AROS.  

If its the latter I am quite interested and that brings me one step closer to thinking about getting a netbook to run AROS, even just being able to run PageStream under emulation with the ability to print under AROS would work for me.
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Re: AROS can print!
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2010, 11:21:47 AM »
Yes for now we can only print with Postcript compatible printers. The one i used i got for 150€ on ebay (costs normally 800 ; ) )
But Samsung offers small ones (i think the smallest on earth) starting at 150€ new.

The printer demo button i added to braodway does the the following:
it checks if in RAM: exists a outputfile (Cinnamon can export to PS/PDF) then it sends this via copytopar (Terminillis added support for USB, ethernet works too) to the printer.
If there is no Output-file in RAM: it will print a TEST-file - shown in the video.


What we have
copytopar (with USB(new)/Ethernet support

What is comming:
a2ps and some secrets to make printing of nearly all files possible.

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Re: AROS can print!
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2010, 01:08:45 PM »
Can you alter printing settings (color/b&w, pages, type of paper, quality,...) ?

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Re: AROS can print!
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2010, 01:42:53 PM »
with a2ps you can do quite a bit

a2ps --medium=letter --sides=duplex

it's not pretty but it works for now :D
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