foo2slx is a printer driver for printers that use the Software Imaging K.K. SLX wire protocol for their print data, such as the Lexmark C500n. This driver uses Ghostscript to perform all of the heavy lifting (image processing). There are six major components to the foo2slx printer driver.
Codehost's BrightQ is a suite of Unix and Linux printing utilities that presents users and administrators with a unified user interface across a variety of popular Unix printing systems, abstracting the details of print filters and providing a powerful GUI to end users. Extended printer features are also available for select printer manufacturers. BrightQ Pro also includes remote printer monitoring, network device detection, and more.
OOo Label Templates is a collection of blank label templates for Openoffice.org Writer. It includes CD, DVD, mailing, address, disk, and many other types in a5 and US letter size. Templates will work with Openoffice.org installed on Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, and Windows. Import graphics and insert text boxes to create labels. Templates can be saved as user templates for mail merge. Set up is fast, and printing labels from these templates is easy. The project entails refining the templates to make them more user friendly, developing a package of templates for Draw, and mail merge solutions for Base involving MYSQL and Crystal Reports applications.
Xi-Text is a flexible printing management system that is scalable to any number of networked hosts and printers. It provides extensive configuration options, including user- defined data filters, comm drivers, translators, external archival systems, etc. Full control of the system is via Web, character, GUI, and API interfaces.
The NetBSD Ppbus Project aims to remedy some of the shortcomings of the current printer driver by porting to NetBSD a more modern implementation of parallel port support in FreeBSD called ppbus. It allows faster modes of operation, IEEE 1284 support, and a generic abstract layer that multiple devices such as printer, PLIP (parallel port Internet protocol, similar to SLIP), and Zip drives. It allows bidirectional communication and an abstract parallel port interface that devices can attach to: the many chipset implementations of the parallel port will only have to provide this common interface.