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
- 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
participate in the field test. We expect participants to send back
reports of success or problems.
DCPS F2.3 includes the changes made for the earlier DCPS T2.2-STP4 test
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.
If you are interested in participating in the field test, please send