DCPS V1.8 field test available

DCPS V1.8 field test available

Post by Paul Anderso » Sat, 18 Dec 1999 04:00:00



Dear friends of DCPS,

GENICOM is pleased to announce that a field test of DECprint Supervisor
(DCPS) V1.8, called DCPS F1.8, is now available.

Anyone running any of the new printers or experiencing problems fixed
in this release is encouraged to install the field test.  Please
contact me at pander...@genicom.com if you would like to participate in
the DCPS field test and I'll point you at the FTP site.

I've included a portion of the Release Notes below.

Paul

                                                                1
_________________________________________________________________

                                     DCPS Version 1.8 Information

      This section describes changes included in DCPS V1.8. You
      can find more information for several of these changes
      elsewhere in these release notes.

1.1 DCPS Version 1.8 Changes

1.1.1 New Printer Support

      DCPS V1.8 adds support for the following printers:

         GENICOM microLaser 170
         GENICOM microLaser 210
         GENICOM microLaser 280
         GENICOM microLaser 320
         GENICOM microLaser 401
         Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 8000 Series
         Lexmark Optra S 1625
         Lexmark Optra S 1855
         Tektronix Phaser 780

      You can find more information in Chapter 5 of these release
      notes.

1.1.2 Some DCPS Stapling Restrictions Removed

      DCPS supports the stapling option on the LN32, LNM40, mL320
      and mL401 printers.

      In DCPS V1.7-1, you could not automatically staple jobs
      containing more than one file. Starting with DCPS V1.8,
      jobs with multiple files will be automatically stapled if
      requested.

      In DCPS V1.7-1, you could not automatically staple
      PCL jobs. Starting with DCPS V1.8, PCL files will be
      automatically stapled if requested. If stapling is
      requested, PCL files will be translated to PostScript using
      the DCPS PCL4 translator, rather than being interpreted
      by the printer's native PCL interpreter. If your PCL file
      contains any PCL escape sequences introduced after PCL4,
      the sequences will be ignored.

      Refer to the DCPS User's Guide for information about using
      the stapling option from DCPS.

1.2 DCPS Version 1.8 Fixes

      The following problems are fixed in DCPS V1.8.

1.2.1 Symbiont Aborts When IP Names are Used

      When using DCPS V1.7-1 or earlier with DIGITAL TCP/IP
      Services for OpenVMS, V5.0, on Alpha systems, the DCPS
      print symbiont could abort when the TCP/IP host name for
      a printer was resolved to an address by a DNS server. This
      problem did not occur with TCP/IP Services V5.0 on VAX
      systems, or with TCP/IP Services V4.2 or earlier.

      OPCOM messages similar to the following were displayed:

      %%%%%%%%%%%  OPCOM   3-MAR-1999 15:38:25.08  %%%%%%%%%%%
      Message from user SYSTEM on FUNYET
      Process SYMBIONT_407: %SYSTEM-F-STKOVF, stack overflow,
       PC=00000000003237A4, PS=0000001B

      %%%%%%%%%%%  OPCOM   3-MAR-1999 15:38:25.14  %%%%%%%%%%%
      Message from user SYSTEM on FUNYET
      %QMAN-E-SYMDEL, unexpected symbiont process termination

      %%%%%%%%%%%  OPCOM   3-MAR-1999 15:38:25.17  %%%%%%%%%%%
      Message from user SYSTEM on FUNYET
      -SYSTEM-F-STKOVF, stack overflow, PC=0000000000000000, PS=00000000

      %SYSTEM-F-STKOVF, stack overflow, PC=0000000000032F1C, PS=0000001B

        Improperly handled condition, image exit forced.
          Signal arguments:   Number = 0000000000000003
                              Name   = 0000000000000554
                                       0000000000032F1C
                                       100000000000001B

          Register dump:
          R0  = 0000000000000000  R1  = 0000000000000554
                                  R2  = 0000000000010220
          R3  = 0000000000020018  R4  = 0000000000000000
                                  R5  = 0000000000011588
          R6  = 0000000000000000  R7  = 000000000000000B
                                  R8  = 000000007AF2EFD8
          R9  = 0000000000FB132C  R10 = 000000007AF2F169
                                  R11 = 000000007AF2F5E0
          R12 = 00000000000230D8  R13 = 000000007B022330
                                  R14 = FFFFFFFF8101A7C0
          R15 = 0000000000000554  R16 = 0000000000000554
                                  R17 = 0000000000000000
          R18 = 000000000000000C  R19 = 0000000000000001
                                  R20 = FFFFFFFF83BB0000
          R21 = FFFFFFFDFF7FE000  R22 = FFFFFFFF800D5160
                                  R23 = 000000007FFA1FC0
          R24 = 000000007AF2EFD8  R25 = 0000000000000001
                                  R26 = 0000000000032F1C
          R27 = 000000007B562E00  R28 = 100000000000001B
                                  R29 = 000000007AF2EFA0
          SP  = 000000007AF2EF90  PC  = 0000000000032F1C
                                  PS  = 100000000000001B

1.2.2 Delays and Errors With Raw TCP/IP Print Jobs

      With some printers, including the LN32, LNM40, mL320 and
      mL401, DCPS sometimes paused for five to ten seconds
      between jobs when using a raw TCP/IP connection. The
      following error message would often appear before the
      delay:

      %DCPS-W-NOT_READY, Printer is not ready

      With some printers, including the LN20, LN40 and LNC02,
      DCPS would return the message:

      %DCPS-W-OFFLINE, Print Engine has gone off line

      when starting a job if the printer was in Energy Saving
      mode.

1.2.3 ANSI GSS Sequence Could Cause Symbiont Crash

      When using the ANSI GSS escape sequence with a parameter of
      zero, the ANSI translator would crash and cause the print
      queue to stop. For example, the sequence:

              <CSI><SP>C

      would cause DCPS to crash with the following error
      messages:

      %%%%%%%%%%%  OPCOM   3-DEC-1999 11:48:09.85  %%%%%%%%%%%
      Message from user SYSTEM on RT495
      Process SYMBIONT_49: %SYSTEM-F-INTDIV, arithmetic trap,
       integer divide by zero
      at PC=FFFFFFFF808A0AE8, PS=0000001B

      %%%%%%%%%%%  OPCOM   3-DEC-1999 11:48:09.89  %%%%%%%%%%%
      Message from user QUEUE_MANAGE on RT495
      %QMAN-E-SYMDEL, unexpected symbiont process termination

      %%%%%%%%%%%  OPCOM   3-DEC-1999 11:48:09.89  %%%%%%%%%%%
      Message from user QUEUE_MANAGE on RT495
      -SYSTEM-F-INTDIV, arithmetic trap, integer divide by zero at
      PC=0000000000000000, PS=00000000

1.2.4 Incorrectly Coded Font Causes Font Listings to Fail

      When requesting a list of fonts from some printers,
      including the LN32 and LNM40, the list would either not
      print or fail with a PostScript error. This would occur
      if a DCPS ANSI print job had been printed on the printer
      since the last time it was powered on. ANSI fonts created
      by DCPS have been fixed so that such font lists, including
      those produced using the printer's console and user-written
      PostScript programs that inquire about font information,
      now succeed.

1.2.5 Layup Usage and Printer Errors Can Cause Memory Leaks

      DCPS symbiont processes would sometimes use increasing
      amounts of memory over time when you used layup files. This
      also occurred rarely for certain printer error messages.

      Also see Chapter 4 for information about a memory leak in
      OpenVMS Alpha V7.1-2.

--
    Paul Anderson, DCPS Engineering
    GENICOM Corporation, Boxborough MA
    http://www.compaq.com/products/printers

 
 
 

DCPS V1.8 field test available

Post by d.w.. » Mon, 20 Dec 1999 04:00:00


In article <171219991359179939%pander...@genicom.com>,
  Paul Anderson <pander...@genicom.com> wrote:

> Dear friends of DCPS,

> GENICOM is pleased to announce that a field test of DECprint
Supervisor
> (DCPS) V1.8, called DCPS F1.8, is now available.

Only be interested if you've finally added in support for
LPD servered printers.

David Webb
VMS and Unix team leader
CCSS
Middlesex University

> Anyone running any of the new printers or experiencing problems fixed
> in this release is encouraged to install the field test.  Please
> contact me at pander...@genicom.com if you would like to participate
in
> the DCPS field test and I'll point you at the FTP site.

> I've included a portion of the Release Notes below.

> Paul

>                                                                 1
> _________________________________________________________________

>                                      DCPS Version 1.8 Information

>       This section describes changes included in DCPS V1.8. You
>       can find more information for several of these changes
>       elsewhere in these release notes.

> 1.1 DCPS Version 1.8 Changes

> 1.1.1 New Printer Support

>       DCPS V1.8 adds support for the following printers:

>          GENICOM microLaser 170
>          GENICOM microLaser 210
>          GENICOM microLaser 280
>          GENICOM microLaser 320
>          GENICOM microLaser 401
>          Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 8000 Series
>          Lexmark Optra S 1625
>          Lexmark Optra S 1855
>          Tektronix Phaser 780

>       You can find more information in Chapter 5 of these release
>       notes.

> 1.1.2 Some DCPS Stapling Restrictions Removed

>       DCPS supports the stapling option on the LN32, LNM40, mL320
>       and mL401 printers.

>       In DCPS V1.7-1, you could not automatically staple jobs
>       containing more than one file. Starting with DCPS V1.8,
>       jobs with multiple files will be automatically stapled if
>       requested.

>       In DCPS V1.7-1, you could not automatically staple
>       PCL jobs. Starting with DCPS V1.8, PCL files will be
>       automatically stapled if requested. If stapling is
>       requested, PCL files will be translated to PostScript using
>       the DCPS PCL4 translator, rather than being interpreted
>       by the printer's native PCL interpreter. If your PCL file
>       contains any PCL escape sequences introduced after PCL4,
>       the sequences will be ignored.

>       Refer to the DCPS User's Guide for information about using
>       the stapling option from DCPS.

> 1.2 DCPS Version 1.8 Fixes

>       The following problems are fixed in DCPS V1.8.

> 1.2.1 Symbiont Aborts When IP Names are Used

>       When using DCPS V1.7-1 or earlier with DIGITAL TCP/IP
>       Services for OpenVMS, V5.0, on Alpha systems, the DCPS
>       print symbiont could abort when the TCP/IP host name for
>       a printer was resolved to an address by a DNS server. This
>       problem did not occur with TCP/IP Services V5.0 on VAX
>       systems, or with TCP/IP Services V4.2 or earlier.

>       OPCOM messages similar to the following were displayed:

>       %%%%%%%%%%%  OPCOM   3-MAR-1999 15:38:25.08  %%%%%%%%%%%
>       Message from user SYSTEM on FUNYET
>       Process SYMBIONT_407: %SYSTEM-F-STKOVF, stack overflow,
>        PC=00000000003237A4, PS=0000001B

>       %%%%%%%%%%%  OPCOM   3-MAR-1999 15:38:25.14  %%%%%%%%%%%
>       Message from user SYSTEM on FUNYET
>       %QMAN-E-SYMDEL, unexpected symbiont process termination

>       %%%%%%%%%%%  OPCOM   3-MAR-1999 15:38:25.17  %%%%%%%%%%%
>       Message from user SYSTEM on FUNYET
>       -SYSTEM-F-STKOVF, stack overflow, PC=0000000000000000,
PS=00000000

>       %SYSTEM-F-STKOVF, stack overflow, PC=0000000000032F1C,
PS=0000001B

>         Improperly handled condition, image exit forced.
>           Signal arguments:   Number = 0000000000000003
>                               Name   = 0000000000000554
>                                        0000000000032F1C
>                                        100000000000001B

>           Register dump:
>           R0  = 0000000000000000  R1  = 0000000000000554
>                                   R2  = 0000000000010220
>           R3  = 0000000000020018  R4  = 0000000000000000
>                                   R5  = 0000000000011588
>           R6  = 0000000000000000  R7  = 000000000000000B
>                                   R8  = 000000007AF2EFD8
>           R9  = 0000000000FB132C  R10 = 000000007AF2F169
>                                   R11 = 000000007AF2F5E0
>           R12 = 00000000000230D8  R13 = 000000007B022330
>                                   R14 = FFFFFFFF8101A7C0
>           R15 = 0000000000000554  R16 = 0000000000000554
>                                   R17 = 0000000000000000
>           R18 = 000000000000000C  R19 = 0000000000000001
>                                   R20 = FFFFFFFF83BB0000
>           R21 = FFFFFFFDFF7FE000  R22 = FFFFFFFF800D5160
>                                   R23 = 000000007FFA1FC0
>           R24 = 000000007AF2EFD8  R25 = 0000000000000001
>                                   R26 = 0000000000032F1C
>           R27 = 000000007B562E00  R28 = 100000000000001B
>                                   R29 = 000000007AF2EFA0
>           SP  = 000000007AF2EF90  PC  = 0000000000032F1C
>                                   PS  = 100000000000001B

> 1.2.2 Delays and Errors With Raw TCP/IP Print Jobs

>       With some printers, including the LN32, LNM40, mL320 and
>       mL401, DCPS sometimes paused for five to ten seconds
>       between jobs when using a raw TCP/IP connection. The
>       following error message would often appear before the
>       delay:

>       %DCPS-W-NOT_READY, Printer is not ready

>       With some printers, including the LN20, LN40 and LNC02,
>       DCPS would return the message:

>       %DCPS-W-OFFLINE, Print Engine has gone off line

>       when starting a job if the printer was in Energy Saving
>       mode.

> 1.2.3 ANSI GSS Sequence Could Cause Symbiont Crash

>       When using the ANSI GSS escape sequence with a parameter of
>       zero, the ANSI translator would crash and cause the print
>       queue to stop. For example, the sequence:

>               <CSI><SP>C

>       would cause DCPS to crash with the following error
>       messages:

>       %%%%%%%%%%%  OPCOM   3-DEC-1999 11:48:09.85  %%%%%%%%%%%
>       Message from user SYSTEM on RT495
>       Process SYMBIONT_49: %SYSTEM-F-INTDIV, arithmetic trap,
>        integer divide by zero
>       at PC=FFFFFFFF808A0AE8, PS=0000001B

>       %%%%%%%%%%%  OPCOM   3-DEC-1999 11:48:09.89  %%%%%%%%%%%
>       Message from user QUEUE_MANAGE on RT495
>       %QMAN-E-SYMDEL, unexpected symbiont process termination

>       %%%%%%%%%%%  OPCOM   3-DEC-1999 11:48:09.89  %%%%%%%%%%%
>       Message from user QUEUE_MANAGE on RT495
>       -SYSTEM-F-INTDIV, arithmetic trap, integer divide by zero at
>       PC=0000000000000000, PS=00000000

> 1.2.4 Incorrectly Coded Font Causes Font Listings to Fail

>       When requesting a list of fonts from some printers,
>       including the LN32 and LNM40, the list would either not
>       print or fail with a PostScript error. This would occur
>       if a DCPS ANSI print job had been printed on the printer
>       since the last time it was powered on. ANSI fonts created
>       by DCPS have been fixed so that such font lists, including
>       those produced using the printer's console and user-written
>       PostScript programs that inquire about font information,
>       now succeed.

> 1.2.5 Layup Usage and Printer Errors Can Cause Memory Leaks

>       DCPS symbiont processes would sometimes use increasing
>       amounts of memory over time when you used layup files. This
>       also occurred rarely for certain printer error messages.

>       Also see Chapter 4 for information about a memory leak in
>       OpenVMS Alpha V7.1-2.

> --
>     Paul Anderson, DCPS Engineering
>     GENICOM Corporation, Boxborough MA
>     http://www.compaq.com/products/printers

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DCPS V1.8 field test available

Post by Paul Anderso » Tue, 21 Dec 1999 04:00:00



> Only be interested if you've finally added in support for
> LPD servered printers.

Sorry, no.

Paul

--
    Paul Anderson, DCPS Engineering, GENICOM Corporation, Boxborough MA
        Y2K is 2000.  The new millennium begins in 2001.
          http://www.theatlantic.com//issues/97jul/zero.htm
          http://aa.usno.navy.mil/AA/faq/docs/millennium.html

 
 
 

DCPS V1.8 field test available

Post by Chris Sharma » Wed, 22 Dec 1999 04:00:00





> > Dear friends of DCPS,

> > GENICOM is pleased to announce that a field test of DECprint
> Supervisor
> > (DCPS) V1.8, called DCPS F1.8, is now available.

> Only be interested if you've finally added in support for
> LPD servered printers.

I have an lpddevctl which does most of the job. I can't post it here
(I've had my knuckles rapped already). I have posted it to Hoff for
the freeware disk, and can post it whereever else.

Chris

 
 
 

DCPS V1.8 field test available

Post by morp.. » Wed, 22 Dec 1999 04:00:00






>> > Dear friends of DCPS,

>> > GENICOM is pleased to announce that a field test of DECprint
>> Supervisor
>> > (DCPS) V1.8, called DCPS F1.8, is now available.

>> Only be interested if you've finally added in support for
>> LPD servered printers.

>I have an lpddevctl which does most of the job.

What does it do?

Robert

 
 
 

DCPS V1.8 field test available

Post by Chris Sharma » Thu, 23 Dec 1999 04:00:00







> >> > Dear friends of DCPS,

> >> > GENICOM is pleased to announce that a field test of DECprint
> >> Supervisor
> >> > (DCPS) V1.8, called DCPS F1.8, is now available.

> >> Only be interested if you've finally added in support for
> >> LPD servered printers.

> >I have an lpddevctl which does most of the job.

> What does it do?

It's essentially a device control library which the standard
ucx$lpd_symbiont can use. It's compatible-ish with MSAP$DEVCTL (the
appletalk library), so that forms like LTR_12, LPT_GRAY etc work.

Things it doesn't (can't?) do: put filename, date or other useful
information in the header. Page setups - this means that LPT_GRAY
and LPT_PLAIN are the same. It truncates lines rather than wrapping.
It _doesn't_ honour (can't see) print qualifiers & parameters, such as
/head, /par=(number_up=2), etc.

How it works: each prolog is some parameters & a postscript program
which executes on the printer itself to read in the rest of the (text)
file (ie the user's file for printing), and set it in postscript,
honouring tab characters and formfeeds. There is nothing apart from the
standard lpd symbiont running on VMS. Things such as heading, box,
gray_bars, number_up are set in the parameters in the postscript.

If you want to use lpd and have some of the features provided by msap &
dcps, then this may be for you.

I'd be happy to mail it out, although today's your last chance until
the new year (on its way to Robert Morphis). Feedback welcome.

Regards, Chris

 
 
 

1. DCPS F2.3 field test kit now available

From:   Anderson, Paul (OpenVMS)  
Sent:   Friday, June 27, 2003 10:27 AM
To:     Akiyoshi, Masamichi; Bahn, Terry; Braam, Robert; Cote, Mike;
Downing, Gilbert (Gold Support); Finney, John (Gold Support); Fiore,
Anthony (Tony); Hanley, William; Hockett, John; Kamath, Harish
(Digital GlobalSoft); Klingelberger, Roy; Labadie, Gerard; Lucre,
Paul; Meier, Al; Muralidharan, Sundaram (Digital GlobalSoft); Novey,
Judy; Overmeyer, Robert; Richardson, Rich; Russell, Lynda; Skonetski,
Susan; Stefanelli, Marc; Webb, Mike (GOLD VMS); Wilson, Howard;
Youngwirth, Barbara; Zimprich, Bob; nacgs cssc bcesysmgt all
Subject:        DCPS F2.3 field test kit available

All,

OpenVMS Engineering is pleased to announce that a field test of
DECprint Supervisor (DCPS) V2.3, called DCPS F2.3, is now available.

The major feature of this release is the addition of LPD support.
Printing via LPD allows printing to printers that don't support
bi-directional IP communications.  DCPS F2.3 adds support for the
following printers:

HP Color LaserJet 8500, 8550 (LPD and AppleTalk only)
HP LaserJet 2300 (supported in V2.2 but not documented)

Additional printer support will be added in later field test versions,
and the final release, of DCPS V2.3.

Anyone interested in printing DCPS jobs via LPD is encouraged to
install the field test.

DCPS F2.3 includes the changes made for the earlier DCPS T2.2-STP4
test kit.

Please see the F2.3 Release Notes for a full list of enhancements and
bug fixes and instructions for setting up LPD queues.  The SPD,
Software Installation Guide, System Manager's Guide and User's Guide
have not been changed for this release, but will be available later.

DCPS F2.3 will expire on April 1, 2004.  DCPS V2.3 is expected to ship
in October 2003.  Comments, questions or problems with DCPS F2.3
should be entered in the POSTSCRIPT_PRINTING Notes conference on

Paul

 Paul Anderson
  OpenVMS Engineering
  Hewlett-Packard Company

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