printer driver type 4

Rowland penny rpenny at
Mon Jan 18 18:25:43 UTC 2021

On 18/01/2021 18:14, Stefan Kania via samba-technical wrote:
> 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 :-)))

Yes, it is a sign that appears to be down 😁

Can someone give it a good kick (or whatever is needed)


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