Re: Will the IBM OMNI printer driver be making its way into the kernel tree?

From: Miles Lane (
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 17:18:43 EST


The reason I asked about inclusion is that printing is one of the areas
that Linux seems to struggle in terms of usability and I thought perhaps
it would make sense to modular print drivers in the kernel tree. Since
the OMNI driver is ghostscript-based, including it in the kernel is
obviously a bogus idea. Sorry for missing the obvious.

I do wonder if there are no print drivers that would make sense in the
kernel tree. After all, we have USB device drivers in the tree,
scanners, which aren't all that different from printers, are they?

I apologize in advance if I am just being incredibly stupid about this.


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