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Foomatic

http://www.linuxprinting.org/
Foomatic is the printer/driver database of Linuxprinting.org. The XML-based system integrates free software printer drivers with all common spoolers (CUPS, LPRng, LPD, GNUlpr, PPR, PDQ, CPS, etc.) in UNIX. It generates printer/driver description files which, together with spooler-specific filter scripts, allow easy setup of print queues with access to all driver options. Foomatic ships with every major distro and its Web site is used as a reference by vendors. It is an up-to-date and distribution-independent repository of printer and driver data, scripts, and utilities, accompanied by the wealth of knowledge, tips and tricks, solutions, and enlightenment provided by its newsgroups.

Documentation

User README included; User guide included (see the USAGE file); User tutorials available in HTML format from http://www.linuxprinting.org/linux-kongress-tutorial-2002.html


Download

Download version 3.0.1 (stable)
released on 27 February 2004

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey28 January 2003



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Grant Taylor Maintainer
Till Kamppeter Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer E-mail mailto:foomatic-devel@linuxprinting.org


Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use make
Weak prerequisite lprng
Weak prerequisite xpp
Weak prerequisite gnulpr
Weak prerequisite kprinter
Weak prerequisite cups
Required to use wget *or* cURL
Weak prerequisite gpr
Weak prerequisite ppr
Required to use libxml 2.x
Weak prerequisite espgs; See also http://www.linuxprinting.org/database.html for a list of compatible printers and drivers
Weak prerequisite pdq
Required to use Perl
Weak prerequisite lpd
Weak prerequisite cps

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 January 2009.



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