Mail Archives: djgpp/2002/06/16/14:59:06

Subject: Re: GRX printing library
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From: "Alex" <alex AT compuweigh DOT com>
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OK, that explains it.
Thanks for letting me know, otherwise I would spend a lot of time
figuring it out myself.


"Andris Pavenis" <pavenis AT lanet DOT lv> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 14 Jun 2002, Alex Oleynikov wrote:
> > Hi everybody,
> > 
> > I've got a question on using the printing library which comes as a
> > contributed package to the GRX library.
> > It looks like when this printing library is used it invalidates the
> > device driver of the GRX and creates a new "memory" driver to do
> > The simple program to test printing that comes with the library
works OK,
> > since there are no other programs using GRX at that moment, but if
you try
> > to invoke printing routines from a GUI environment residing on GRX
> > immediately crashes (I use MGUI with VESA driver, but I think any
other GUI
> > would behave similarly, when its primary driver is gone).
> > Is there a way to have multiple device drivers in GRX simultaneously
, so
> > using one does not affect others?
> Unfortunatelly not now. Initially I wanted to have the same printing
> support I had with ancient Borland C++ 3.1 and printer BGI driver from
> Ulrich von Bassevitz, therefore I asked him for sources and used some
> parts of them to write GRX printing support. As far as I remember
> were limitation that one cannot have GRX context with different depth
> simultaneusly. Printing support in GRX is rather ugly hack and I don't
> have plans to do anything there in nearest future. 
> Andris

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