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PPR is a Unix print spooler expressly designed for operating PostScript printers. Its features are numerous, and it supports printers connected to parallel or serial ports, or over the network through AppleTalk, LanManager, LPD, and TCP/IP protocols. It accepts jobs from Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, and Unix clients. If the input file is not PostScript, it can pipe the input through a filter. PPR has been designed to manage large numbers of printers with minimal operator attention. It has command line and Web interfaces.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  07 Oct 2004 00:37

    Release Notes: This release has a filter for MS Windows XP. It fixes PROS protocol support, improves USB support, and expands browsing of available printers.

    •  26 Sep 2003 22:13

      Release Notes: Numerous build and install problems, especially problems affecting non-Linux systems, have been fixed. The Web browser interface's popup menu has been fixed in IE 6. A major update has been made to the tutorial.

      •  25 Jul 2003 14:43

        Release Notes: This release adds printer status reporting refinements, reduced use of setuid programs, a simplified build system, fixed banner page printing, simplified responder setup for X users, and other bugfixes and refinements.

        •  18 Mar 2003 22:30

          Release Notes: The previously experimental Ghostscript integration and Web interface are now stable, and numerous bugs have been fixed.

          •  23 Jan 2003 19:41

            Release Notes: Numerous minor enhancements to the Web interface and refinement of the new Ghostscript integration.


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