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.
DocumentationUser 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
released on 27 February 2004
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Janet Casey||28 January 2003|
Leaders and contributors
Resources and communication
|Required to use||make|
|Required to use||wget *or* cURL|
|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|
|Required to use||Perl|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 January 2009.