> Now my question: If this user driver program TSPLPRD has > been around since V4, why can't this be made into a true > system print driver program that's part of OS/400? What I > mean is, in addition to *IBMSNMPDRV, *IBMIPPDRV, *IBMPJLDRV, > *HPPJLDRV, and whatever other ones are out there, couldn't > they make TSPLPRD a system driver program that is used by > entering *ASCIIDRV or *IBMASCIIDRV or whatever they want to call it? I asked this question on Supportline and they indicated they have received a lot of requests for this. They suggested I fill out a design request form. They stated the more requests they receive, the more likely it will come to pass. For your convenience <g> the form is inline here. There are a few places you need to provide information. Forward the completed form to: DCRREQ@xxxxxxxxxxx Thanks. <Start of form> Requested Information Request Title: Make TSPLPRD LPR Print Driver Exit Program a supported part of OS/400 Detailed Description of Request (Including Unique Usage): As a customer, I spent many hours trying to get an Okidata ML491 ASCII printer connected via an HP Jetdirect 500X external print server functioning properly as a print device on an iSeries. After a lot of time spent talking to Supportline(87956-500), trying *IBMSNMPDRV, *IBMIPPDRV, and remote output queues, it was only after I really really REALLY pushed to be able to use this ASCII printer as a print device, that I was told about this exit program. Priority (check applicable priority) ___ Urgent _X_ High ___ Medium ___ Low If there is a deadline (date) for obtaining solution, when is it and why do you need it by that deadline? Deadline has passed. Area where you believe the problem to be: (check applicable area) ___ Client Access ___ Data Base ___ General ___ Hardware ___ Language/Compiler ___ Lotus ___ Network Enable/Comm _X_ Print/Fax ___ Save/Restore ___ Web Serving ___ Work Management ___ Other: (provide more information here) Why is it important to your business to solve this request? What is the impact to your company if IBM does not provide a solution? It will save a lot of time trying to get printers set up. It will also save time for the Supportline people as they won't need to be as heavily involved. Requirement Type (Select one) _X_ Long range or strategic (required to meet long-range needs) ___ Suggestion (you would like, but it is not critical) ___ Tactical (needed to solve a short-term problem) Do you have a suggested solution? TSPLPRD is an exit program in QUSRTOOL that has been around since V4 of OS/400. It solves the problem instantly. It seems obvious to take this program, make it part of OS/400, and support it. It could be *IBMASCIIDRV or *ASCIIDRV or whatever. Other related information: (include problem number, if available) (type your information here) Describe the environment in relation to this request. (type your information here) What is the Version and Release (for example, R430, R440, and so on)? (type your information here) Product Information (type your information here) Customer Information Contact name: Street Address: City, State, and Zip Code: Customer number: Company name: e-mail address: Phone number (including area code): Customer fax number: <End of form> -- Jeff Crosby Dilgard Frozen Foods, Inc. P.O. Box 13369 Ft. Wayne, IN 46868-3369 260-422-7531 The opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily the opinion of my company. Unless I say so.
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