A weak case. It's a wonderful idea to drag users kicking and screaming
into the 90s, but some folks still want their reports. I support
customers, not ideals.

On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 2:22 PM, Steve Richter <stephenrichter@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 2:12 PM, Michael Ryan <michaelrtr@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Spooled output on *NIX is abysmal,
> and the third party tools bring that level up to tolerable at best.

a case can be made that spooled files and output queues are outdated
in the age of PDF and XML files. Users want to do a lot more with
their spooled output than just print it. PDF can be printed anywhere.
Users want to extract data from their reports and import into a
spreadsheet. XML is better for that purpose than i5/OS spooled files.

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