question about the status of the wine printing system

Udo Rader udo.rader at
Wed Jan 5 05:50:24 CST 2005

On Wed, 2005-01-05 at 12:02 +0100, Francois Gouget wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Jan 2005, Udo Rader wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm having some kind of hard time with wine's printing capabilities and
> > have already started digging the wine sources for potential fixes to my
> > problems (printing to some high volume postscript printers from some
> > Adobe applications).
> You need to be more specific here. If you're trying to print stuff from 
> Acrobat Reader (now called Adobe Reader), then that's known not to work.

Yes, one of the applications I am trying to print out with is Acrobat
Reader. Others are "locally focused" applications, eg. some old
warehouse management software.

> If printing from that application works with some printers but not with 
> others, then it may be an incompatibility between the postscript 
> generated by Wine and the postscript interpreter of the printer...

Thats exactly the case. I've tried a couple of things so far, starting
with dirty workarounds like piping the postscript generated by wineps
through ghostscript's pswriter device, but that is not really satisfying
(printing works but the postscript codesize increases dramatically).
Thus I at least want to try to reach the bottom of the problem, which
IMHO is likely to be in wineps ...

happy hacking

udo rader

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