[maemo-users] (bluetooth?) printing

From: Bastien Nocera hadess at hadess.net
Date: Wed Jun 27 13:16:26 EEST 2007
On Wed, 2007-06-27 at 11:43 +0400, maemo at komarov.info wrote:
> I need to print documents from Nokia N800 using Bluetooth 
> or USB connection (from my own application or using any 
> existing tool). Looked maemo.org through but couldn't find 
> any application that could print. I also checked out the 
> mailing lists archive but could only find printing in a 
> wishlist of 2006. Did anything change?
> As far as I know, printing in Linux is performed via CUPS. 
> I found that there is bluez-cups v. 3.7osso11 and 
> blueztools - could I try writing an application to print 
> to printers via Bluetooth using this lib? Is there any 
> example of such an application?
> I actually plan to port my .Net Compact Framework 
> application using Mono. On a Windows Mobile device I used 
> a library that performed low-level data transmission for 
> several printer models, e.g. for all HP printer supporting 
> PCL. Maybe there is some low-level driver for such 
> printers for Linux too?

Better would be to write a GTK+ printing backend that handles SPP
(Simple Printing Profile), so there's no need to have CUPS and drivers
is what is a size-limited device.

Bastien Nocera <hadess at hadess.net> 

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