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README.txt

============================================================================
 mouse:~ppr/src/README.txt
 mouse:~ppr/src/docs/misc/README.txt (symbolic link)
 Last revised 11 August 2005.
============================================================================

This directory contains the source code for PPR.  PPR is a print spooler for
PostScript printers.  The latest version of PPR may be obtained from:

	http://ppr-dist.trincoll.edu/pub/ppr/
	ftp://ppr-dist.trincoll.edu/pub/ppr/

The PPR home page is at:

	http://ppr.trincoll.edu/

=============================================================================
 Documentation
=============================================================================

Here is a list of the documents which will help you understand what PPR is
and get it up and running as quicly as possible.

    docs/misc/announce.txt
		the announcent of the release of this version and a brief
		description of PPR's features and the release notes

    docs/misc/LICENSE.txt
		PPR the BSD license terms and a list of files included with PPR
		which are licensed under other terms

    INSTALL.txt
		detailed instructions on building and installing PPR and information
		about upgrading from previous versions

    docs/misc/PORTING.txt
		Consult this document if PPR's has not yet been ported to the OS
		which you are using.

    docs/pprinst/pprinst.html
    docs/pprinst/pprinst.pdf.
		a getting started guide which explains how to use PPR after you 
		have installed it

Once PPR is installed, HTML versions of all the PPR documentation can be found
in the /usr/share/ppr/www/docs/ directory.  Man-style versions of some of the 
documents are also available.  You can either add PPR's man page directory 
(/usr/share/ppr/man) to your MANPATH or use the command "ppdoc" to read them.

=============================================================================
 Source Code
=============================================================================

    templates/
		Blank source code files, used as models for headers and
		license statements.
    makeprogs/
		Programs and certain intermediate files used in the build
		process.
    include/
		Project wide include files.
    libgu/
		A library of General Useful functions.
    libppr/
		Various utility functions used in more than one project
		program.
    libscript/
		A library of shell and Perl scripts and of small programs
		for calling from shell scripts.
    libttf/
		A library of routines for reading TrueType fonts and
		converting them to PostScript.
    fontutils/
		Tools for indexing fonts and a demonstration utility for
		libttf.
    libpprdb/
		Not really a library, but rather charge account database modules
    pprd/
		Source code of the spooler daemon.
    pprdrv/
		Source code of the program that pprd calls to actually
		drive a printer.
    ppr/
		Source code for the program ppr.
    ppop/
		Source code of the ppop command.
    ppad/
		Source code of the ppad command.
    ppuser/
		Source code to the ppuser utility.
    papd/
		Source code for PPR's new AppleTalk PAP server
    lprsrv/
		Source code of PPR's lpr/lpd server
    ipp/
		An Internet Printing Protocol server for PPR
    interfaces/
		Programs which pprdrv runs to communicate with printers
    browsers/
		Programs which enumberate available printers
    responders/
		Programs which are run to send messages to the submitter of
		a job
    commentators/
		Programs for sending news to system operators.  These will
		soon be obsolete.
    filters_misc/
		Various small filters, most of them shell scripts, for converting 
		other file formats to PostScript
    filter_lp/
		Source code for line printer emulator.
    filter_dotmatrix/
		A filter for converting Epson/IBM dot matrix printer file to
		PostScript
    filters_typeset/
		A lot of Perl typesetting code that doesn't work yet
    filter_pcl/
		A filter (written in Java) for converting HP PCL to PostScript.  It is
		only understands a few commands.
    fonts/
		No actual fonts, just font data, actual fonts are in nonppr_vendors/.
	ppd/
		BSD and MIT licenced PPD files.  PPD fiels under other licenses 
		are in nonppr_vendors/.
    misc/
		Odds and ends that are mostly small, experimental,
		unimportant, or included as examples
    encodings/
		PostScript arrays for mapping various character sets to
		PostScript glyph names.
    procsets/
		Procedure sets used by filters and for N-Up.
    nonppr_vendors/
		Fonts, procedure sets, and PPD files not under the PPR
		license.
    docs/
		The PPR documentation.
    samba/
		Programs and configuration files for integrating Samba and PPR.
    editps/
		Sed and Perl scripts for corrected the bad PostScript
		generated by specific applications and printer drivers.
    po/
		Internationalization files.	
    www/
		The WWW interface to PPR.
    printdesk/
		A basic print queue control program written in Perl/Tk.
    unixuser/
		A series of scripts and programs to help Unix shell or
		X-Windows users to use PPR.
    cron/
		Scripts to be run as Cron jobs to clean up stray PPR temporary files.,
		update indexes of fonts and PPD files, etc.
    tests/
		Regression tests.
    nonppr_misc/
		Files, such as libraries taken from other projects. 
		Many symbolic links point to this directory.
    ppr-tclsh/
		A modified copy of Tcl 7.4.  It is intended to replace
		/bin/sh as the language for PPR's simple scripts.
    z_install_start/
    z_install_end/
		These directories begin with z so that they will appear at
		the end of a directory listing.  They contain build and
		install scripts which are run at the start and end
		respectively when the top level Makefile is run.  The
		z_install_start/Makefile creates the installation
		directories.  The z_install_end/Makefile does final tasks
		such as creating missing configuration files from sample
		configuration files.