• Subject: RE: Print devices (was PRINTRONIX)
  • From: Roger Boucher <RBoucher@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 10:09:25 -0700

Thank you for the response.  We do not have users who are used to answering
their messages... suffice to say there are no plans to attempt to get them
used to it.  Although we have only had need to utilize page ranges once in
the two years I've been here (I created a print device so that I can do it
for any user who needs it) it would be nice to see a real, live resurrection
in this day and age... but not a pressing need.

Thanks again.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kahn, David [JNJFR] [mailto:DKahn1@JNJFR.JNJ.com]
Sent: Monday, September 13, 1999 5:36 AM
To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
Subject: RE: Print devices (was PRINTRONIX)


Roger,

Basically it gives you the same functionality that you get with other remote
printers so you don't have to worry about the differences between them. It's
not just page range that's unsupported - I think there are some other
differences too. Also users who are used to checking the status of writers
and devices for themselves are less likely to get confused. There was
another problem too, that if users were used to moving their spooled files
to the printer device rather than the queue, or you had programs that did
this, the device just wasn't there. Actually you could get round this
problem just by defining a dummy device with the same name as the output
queue, but this isn't terribly intuitive and you then have users forever
trying to start a print writer for the dummy device.

I assumed everyone had switched to device support. However, if anybody is
still interested in the page range support with remote print queues I can
try to resurrect my program, but I can't promise. The source may have gone
to the great archive in the sky.

Dave Kahn
Johnson & Johnson International (Ethicon) France
Phone : +33 1 55 00 3180
Email :  dkahn1@jnjfr.jnj.com (work)
           dkahn@cix.co.uk      (home)


-----Message d'origine-----
De: Roger Boucher [mailto:RBoucher@stanpac.com]
Date: 10 September 1999 18:09
: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
Objet: Print devices (was PRINTRONIX)


Dave, why do you say it became obsolete?  I sent a post to this list about
two weeks ago requesting opinions on switching from remote outqueues to
print devices and the only reponses I got were DON'T GO THERE.

So I guess my question is... do you like to use the print devices?  Is it
just because you gain the page range functionality, or are there other
reasons for your preferences?
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