DLL exports... HELP?! (wine based win32 printer drivers for openprinting)

Hin-Tak Leung hintak_leung at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Mar 29 10:51:44 CDT 2008

I had a better look at the wine 2007 GSOC work - works quite alright, found my CUPS
spooler; I am surprised that it uses the registry. It builds alright with mingw cross compiler (I have it around for other stuff and reasonably familiar with it), but a little surprised that there are a few compiler warnings which should be fixed,
for code base this small.

--- On Fri, 28/3/08, Detlef Riekenberg <wine.dev at web.de> wrote:
> I'm away for the weekend, but some quick notes:
> - The ddiwrapper-hack works only with a very small amount
> of
>   self-contained drivers

Yes, but say, a GSOC project for distinguishing which are self-contained and which are not?

I haven't got round to look at ddiwrapper yet, but it is in my hard disc now. 

> - Most Drivers today are plugins for the unidrv or the
> pscipt5 Driver
>   (you can install pscript5 from Adobe since ~ 1/2 Year)
> - Drivers expect dlls, that are not present in wine-2005*
>   (They will not load)
> - Rendering with full Drivers (Raster-Mode) need most Eng*
> Functions
>   and Friends (This is the DIB-Engine).
> - Rendering with full Drivers (Postscript) need some Eng*
> Functions
>   and Friends.
>   Nothing in this Area is implemented / exported in current
> Wine:
>   Driver will not load

The time frame - GSOC work being a little after wine 1.0 (and the merge of the other work) - should be interesting and useful?

> - Sending the rendered Data to the Printer need sometimes a
> vendor-
>   specific Portmonitor / Languagemonitor
>   (Not supported in current Wine)

Yes, I think the epson epl windows driver does that...

A personal question: would be like to be involved if a student comes along, or in general in this area? (I looked it up, you were the mentor for the 2007 wine project for the printerproxy).

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