orphaning/retiring drivers for old Lexmark inkjet "GDI-only" printers
kevin.kofler at chello.at
Sat Oct 6 21:10:18 UTC 2012
Jiri Popelka wrote:
> I took over Lubomir Rintel's printing packages, investigated them and
> most of them are drivers to few old, cheap Lexmark inkjet printers.
> The drivers are reverse engineered because Lexmark was considering their
> proprietary protocol top secret.
> Here's the list of packages with printers that use them:
> lx: Lexmark 1000/1020/1100
> pbm2l2030: Lexmark 2030
> c2050: Lexmark 2050
> c2070: Lexmark 2070
> pbm2l7k: Lexmark 5000/7200/Z51/Z82
> If you happen to have such a printer and want to maintain any of these
> packages or you just know anybody still using this printer let me knew.
> Otherwise I'll retire them as I'd be surprised if there was any such
> working printer out there.
I think you should orphan them rather than retiring them, if you really
don't want to maintain them after all (even though I guess they aren't going
to get many, if any, updates). People still use old hardware. Give folks
time at least until the next mass retiring to pick those packages up.
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