printer driver type 4

Stefan Kania stefan at
Mon Jan 18 18:14:55 UTC 2021

Hi Andreas,

Am 18.01.21 um 17:39 schrieb Andreas Schneider via samba-technical:
> On Monday, 18 January 2021 16:15:07 CET Stefan Kania via samba-technical 
> wrote:
>> Hello,
> Hi Stefan,
>> I'm wondering when will Samba support printer driver type 4? For many
>> printers it's not possible any more to get older drivers.
>> Is there some development going on?
> there is currently nobody working on this. The work in progress branch has 
> been rebased but nobody worked on it since 2017
So in a few years printing will be deprecated? At the moment some
companies still develop type 3printer driver but I think they will stop
doing so. One reason might be the signing of the drivers and Win7 will
be really dead and no windows-user needs type 3 drivers any more.

BTW the link is dead, is this a sign :-)))


> Cheers
> 	Andreas

Stefan Kania
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