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Re: Printing from WindowXP version of emacs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Printing from WindowXP version of emacs
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 17:31:10 +0200

> Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 15:53:28 +0100
> From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden
> Let me tell you what I have done and seen. When I started using Emacs I 
> looked in the Emacs NT FAQ, searched the Internet and tried everything. 
> Nothing worked. Or nearly. I did not try GhostScript/GSView because I 
> felt a bit uncomfortable with that. I think the trouble has to do with 
> changing network routines in Windows, but I have not investigated it 
> further. (Too much job and not very interesting, actually.)

If you really want to find out what was wrong in your case, you will
have to supply details.  Telling that you ``tried everything and
nothing worked'' will not do.

> Then I looked into the Emacs C development sources and read a bit about 
> the printing interface in Windows. As far as I can see Emacs just does 
> not implement the printing interface currently.

Emacs needs either a port name or a printer name, and it treats those
as if they were files.  These two possibilities cover most of the
Windows printer configurations I've seen.  The question is, what is
your configuration, and why these two possibilities don't work for it.

> >You are free to do what you want, but I have grave reservations about
> >recommending such solutions to Emacs users at large, while other
> >solutions exist.  Certainly not as the first alternative.  IMHO, at
> >the very least.
> >
> As you probably understand I disagree.

I think it was clear that we disagree even without saying that one
more time.

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