SOC: More Ideas

Detlef Riekenberg at
Thu Apr 20 14:39:35 CDT 2006

Some more Ideas for SOC:

   PrintDlgEx* is the Default Printing-Dialog since w2k, but we have
   only a stub. Some Apps fail to Print for that reason.
   A usable Implementation need to Support the Properties from the
   Application (Example from IE: Print actual Frame / Print Links only)
   and the Properties from the Printer-Driver (provided by wineps.drv
   from the PPD-File).

Fun-Project: Support Native Printer Drivers
   The CUPS-Backend "ddiwrapper" (GPL) uses Ghostscript to render
   BMP-Images on Linux, forward them to an modified wine (winspool.drv
   and gdi32.dll are replaced) that used a native driver (reported to
   work with some Cannon-Printers) to print that BMP-Image to the
   Printer (/dev/lp0 or /dev/usb/lp0).
   A usable Implementation will enhance and gdi32.dll in
   such a way, that "ddiwrapper" will work "out of the box" 

Fun-Project: Support Native Scanner Drivers
   A usable Implementation will work with a modified twain_32.dll
   (and kernel32.dll / ntdll.dll), but without a Kernel-Module
   (Example: via libusb). 

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      ... Detlef

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