Opened 4 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#6573 closed enhancement (fixed)

ESC/P-R Library (sup)port

Reported by: forart.eu Owned by: laplace
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Printing Version:
Keywords: epson Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

The ESC/P-R library is the development kit for the ESC/P-R printer driver, which includes all the source code, and print sample applications. With the kit, developers only need to create one driver in order to connect and communicate with any Epson inkjet printer that supports ESC/P-R.

http://global.epson.com/technology/driver_library.htm

Change History (11)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by laplace

You have to sign a NDA to get access to the library.

Can you research if the information/library provided by Epson can be used in an open source project where the printer driver will use the MIT License?

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by stargatefan

I saw this and followed it here. I will try making a few calls today. Likely someone with a hiaku email adress will need to apply for it. I can't see why they wouldn't allow for a closed freeware driver. allowing for source code might be a bit different. While not genrally in the spirit of opensource, a driver is better then no driver. That siad I'll see what info I can wrangle.

comment:3 follow-up: Changed 4 years ago by stargatefan

forwarding contact Information to Laplace. I got ahold of the gentlemen in charge of open source development. He fondly remebers the BEOS and will be investigating Haiku.He did offer a commitments of assistance that may go well beyond the ESC/P-R standard.

Laplace you have a PM.

Last edited 4 years ago by stargatefan (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by kvdman

If nobody applies for the CUPS bounty (http://haikuware.com/bounties) I'm sure that the community would see this as the next best thing. Having a whole manufacturer's line of printer support under Haiku would be ideal.

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 3 Changed 4 years ago by laplace

Replying to stargatefan:

Laplace you have a PM.

I did not get the message. You can contact me at
michael dot pfeiffer at utanet dot at

comment:6 follow-up: Changed 4 years ago by stargatefan

I sent it to andrew becuase I couldn't find your email adress and the ticket system has no reporting mechanism.

I am email you the contact info. If he doesn't answer leave a message and he will call you back.

enjoy !

comment:7 in reply to: ↑ 6 Changed 4 years ago by laplace

Replying to stargatefan:

I am email you the contact info.

Thank you.

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by laplace

The very friendly contact person at Epson pointed me to ESC/P-R library http://avasys.jp/eng/linux_driver/download/lsb/epson-inkjet/escpr/ and GutenPrint http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/ which also supports Epson printers.

The contact person at Epson can be reached at:
http://www.epsondevelopers.com/home/contact

There are now two options:
1) Use ESC/P-R to create a Haiku printer driver
2) Port CUPS and GutenPrint to support a bunch of different printers

comment:9 Changed 4 years ago by stargatefan

or create a modular driver support plugin design. implement the portions of cups that make sense and use a modular plugin design.

really how many parrellel port printers are left to bother supporting ?


comment:10 Changed 3 years ago by stargatefan

this ticket should be closed, the support for this was added in the guetenprint bounty. cheers.

comment:11 Changed 3 years ago by laplace

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