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Network PDF Server YAFPC-Appliance

YAFPC-Appliance is a browser based management frontend for the PDF composer/printer/Mailer YAFPC. It comes with the General-Purpose Appliance System on a bootable CD in combination with an easy to use installation script. Once installed, any PC booted from this CD image can act as a PDF print server that provides an unlimited number of network shared virtual PDF printers. The system requirements are low; any older PC can be used. System configuration can be done via a Web browser from any workstation in the network. Virtual shared printers can be configured to apply letterheads, watermarks, cover pages, and appendixes to all printed documents. After printing, a document is sent to its owner by mail, can be accessed in a shared folder on the server, or can be stored in a shared network folder on some other machine.

Recent releases

  •  10 Jul 2011 15:44

    Release Notes: A new plugin for VirtualBox guest additions (version 4.0.2) has been added. This plugin can be applied to all 7.xx Versions of YAFPC-Appliance when running in VirtualBox Version 4.x.

    •  07 Sep 2010 10:27

      Release Notes: Network shared virtual PDF printers can be setup to create PDF/A compliant documents now.

      •  24 Jun 2010 11:43

        Release Notes: Denial of access for Windows clients after 24 hours when running the appliance without a valid license is fixed now.

        •  21 Jun 2010 14:50

          Release Notes: The unnecessary automatic re-installation of the printer drivers on Windows7 clients after a reboot or reconfigure of the appliance has been fixed. The session-timeout for the admin interface has been increased to 10 minutes.

          •  26 Feb 2010 14:46

            Release Notes: Some compatibility issues with Windows 7 (32bit and 64bit) have been fixed.

            Recent comments

            24 Apr 2007 02:44 ullrich

            Re: Most likely violates GPL
            After consulting a couple of experts I'm shure the Appliance has to be seen as "mere aggregation" of a shareware component with GPL'ed software corresponding to 2 of the GPL. To make this more clear I have made some changes to the current version 3.00: My own GPL'ed component YAFPC is not compiled into the appliance package any more; The preinstallation of the appliance was replaced by an installation script, thus the user must conform the installation first; And all GPL'ed software have been made public (incl. sources) on a new project homepage as "General-Purpose Appliance System" to be useable for other software appliances too.
            Hope that nobody bothers me again with accusations about violating other licenses.

            15 Apr 2007 12:30 ullrich

            Re: Most likely violates GPL


            >

            > % Contains GPL software (e.g. a

            > complete

            > % GNU/Linux system, SAMBA, ...), but

            > has

            > % not a single mention on the GPL on

            > it's

            > % website, and tells me, Linux et. al.

            > is

            > % "freeware" (most likely

            > this

            > % is a breach of the GPL because it

            > % mislabels the license.) ...

            > %

            > % Autor is well informed about the GPL,

            > as

            > % he uses it in his other program

            > % (YAFPC).

            > %

            > % Relevant project administrators have

            > % been informed.

            >

            >

            > Perhaps they need to be informed again.

            > :( This page

            > http://www.n-view.net/Appliance/main.php,

            > at

            > least mentions the GPL now, but the GPL

            > prevents

            > redistribution non-free software with

            > GPL-licensed

            > software. If this guy doesn't stop

            > soon, he may be hearing

            > from lawyers...

            I don't agree to this. But I'm not ready to take the risk of getting bothered by bloodthirsty lawers. Therefore the distribution of the program has been stopped and the project homepage has gone offline.

            I'll try to get support from people who have better knowledge about GPL and can give me some advice about how I can continue the project. Maybe the project comes back after some clarifications.

            13 Apr 2007 13:11 azhrei_fje

            Re: Most likely violates GPL


            > Contains GPL software (e.g. a complete

            > GNU/Linux system, SAMBA, ...), but has

            > not a single mention on the GPL on it's

            > website, and tells me, Linux et. al. is

            > "freeware" (most likely this

            > is a breach of the GPL because it

            > mislabels the license.) ...

            >

            > Autor is well informed about the GPL, as

            > he uses it in his other program

            > (YAFPC).

            >

            > Relevant project administrators have

            > been informed.

            Perhaps they need to be informed again. :( This page

            http://www.n-view.net/Appliance/main.php, at

            least mentions the GPL now, but the GPL prevents

            redistribution non-free software with GPL-licensed

            software. If this guy doesn't stop soon, he may be hearing

            from lawyers...

            06 Dec 2006 09:55 DoktorTomoe

            Most likely violates GPL
            Contains GPL software (e.g. a complete GNU/Linux system, SAMBA, ...), but has not a single mention on the GPL on it's website, and tells me, Linux et. al. is "freeware" (most likely this is a breach of the GPL because it mislabels the license.) ...

            Autor is well informed about the GPL, as he uses it in his other program (YAFPC).

            Relevant project administrators have been informed.

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