Version 2.2-P6 of the PrintKit software is a maintenance update to version 2.2. It provides essentially the same feature set, but fixes several problems encountered in the version 2.2 software. (This update is the same as 2.2-6, with added definitions for production printing.)
The Quick Start document includes instructions on handling the downloadable kit, plus instructions for installing and configuring the software (it's a copy of the Quick Start chapter of the PrintKit User Manual). It is also included in the installation kit downloads.
The Release Notes provide a general description of the changes in the software release.
The downloadable installation kit is a single self-extracting archive. Once you've transferred this file to your OpenVMS system, you run the file to unpack the individual components of the distribution, which consist of VMSINSTAL savesets and the Quick Start document.
The downloadable kit is a binary file. Be sure to keep this in mind if you need to transfer it between systems. (For instance, use TYPE IMAGE with FTP.) It should appear on your OpenVMS system with fixed-length 512-byte records.
Separate versions of the kit are provided for each of the OpenVMS hardware architectures. Each version contains a full kit – once unpacked, it can be installed on any of the hardware architectures – but each architecture requires its matching version of the self-extract code.
The PrintKit software distribution kit includes definitions for all printer models that were validated for use with the software at the time it was released. However, it does not include any preliminary definitions, nor does it include more recent validated definitions
Printer Model Supplement kits provide updates to the printer definitions used by the PrintKit software. These supplement kits are updated more frequently than the software itself, and installing a supplement updates the printer definitions without changing the PrintKit software.
To find a definition for a particular printer, check the supported printers page. (Click on a printer model name to see which distribution and supplement kits contain its definition.)
The following supplements update the model definitions included in this PrintKit software distribution kit.PrintKit Printer Model Definition Supplement 2.2-10, January 2006
Adds new definitions for Dell, Fuji Xerox, HP, Kyocera Mita, Minolta, Ricoh, and Xerox printers and multi-function devices. Includes validated definitions for devices from Fuji Xerox, HP, IBM, Konica, Kyocera Mita, Lexmark, Ricoh, Tektronix, Xerox and others.
|alpha, 7.29 mbvax, 7.28 mb
Adds new definitions for Canon, Dell, HP, Kyocera Mita, Lexmark, Ricoh, and Xerox printers and multi-function devices. Includes preliminary definitions for over two hundred devices from Canon, Fuji Xerox, HP, IBM, Konica Minolta, Kyocera Mita, Lexmark, Océ, Ricoh, Sharp, Toshiba, Xerox and others.
|alpha, 5.35 mbvax, 5.39 mb
This kit supplies definitions for the following printer models. For each model, version numbers indicate the revision of the preliminary Supplement Kit which introduced the definition, and any revisions which changed it.