Opened 10 years ago

Closed 8 months ago

#4477 closed enhancement (no change required)

Serial port printer driver

Reported by: laplace Owned by: nobody
Priority: low Milestone: R1
Component: Drivers/Printers Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

A serial port printer driver may be needed to support old hardware.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by laplace

Owner: changed from julun to laplace
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by pulkomandy

Is there any kind of standard protocol for serial printers ? Gutenprint has support for some already, is that enough ?

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 8 years ago by laplace

Replying to pulkomandy:

Is there any kind of standard protocol for serial printers ? Gutenprint has support for some already, is that enough ?

Sorry the ticket is badly worded. What I meant was a device driver that makes the serial port available for a serial port printer transport add-on for example in /dev/printers/serial.

May be having this extra layer between the transport add-on and the "real" serial port device driver is not necessary at all. I think BeOS had this layer. That's way I suggested it here too. But our current USB transport add-on for example does not make use of such a layer (any more) and accesses the USB port directly.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by humdinger

Owner: changed from laplace to nobody

comment:5 Changed 8 months ago by waddlesplash

Resolution: no change required
Status: assignedclosed

PulkoMandy has been working on a serial-port printer driver entirely in user space, so it seems this is indeed not needed.

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