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IBM developerWorks: The Open Source Omni printer driver(supports 250 printers) Version 0.0.8

Apr 07, 2001, 23:30 (17 Talkback[s])

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"The Omni printer driver provides support for over 250 printers using the Ghostscript framework. In addition, it provides a model for dynamically loading printer drivers, creating new devices by editing device description files, and simplifies new printer driver development by allowing for the subclassing of previous device features."

From the changelog for the latest version:

  • Added a new device job property for Epson class devices (and their c compatible printers as well). It controls the bidirectional movement of the print head. To turn it off add bidirectional=0 to the job properties and to turn it on add bidirectional=1
  • Fixed trap in Epson Stylus Color 740. Fixed incorrect output in Epson Stylus Color 740
  • Changed the ghostscript interface to use synchronous instead of asynchronous mode
  • Added error output if file did not exist for XMLParser

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