CUPS driver for FGL-based ticket printers
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README.rst

CUPS drivers for FGL-based printers

This project provides CUPS drivers for ticket printers that work with the "Friendly Ghost Language" FGL. Theoretically, this should be basically all ticket printers from BOCA, Practical Automation, and others, although we obviously did not test all of them. We also only include PPD specification files for two series from Practical Automation, but it is straightforward to add more. We are looking forward to your contributions!

Supported models

  • Practical Automation ITL-2002 series
  • Practical Automation ITL-2003 series

Tested models

  • Practical Automation uITL+2003CF

Known bugs

  • Printing from GUI applications might not work and we don't know, why. Printing the same file with lpr almost always works.

Installation

Debian

You can install our package like this:

# apt-get install apt-transport-https
# curl https://download.pretix.eu/apt/repo.key | apt-key add -
# echo "deb https://download.pretix.eu/cups-fgl-printers ./" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pretix.list
# apt-get update
# apt-get install cups-fgl-printers

Arch Linux

Our package is available from the Arch User Repository:

# yaourt -S cups-fgl-printers-git

Development

You can compile the .drv files to .ppd files by executing:

make ppds

in the project's main directory.

Ubuntu/Debian package

To build the Ubuntu/Debian package, execute:

./packaging/build_deb.sh

If you are on linux, but not on a debian-based distribution that lacks the dpkg command, a docker image will be downloaded and executed to get the debian toolchain. There is a similar command build_deb_repo.sh that you probably won't need, except if you are myself reading this in a couple of years.

Contributing

If you like to contribute to this project, you are very welcome to do so. If you have any questions in the process, please do not hesitate to ask us.

Please note that we have a Code of Conduct in place that applies to all project contributions, including issues, pull requests, etc.

License

The code in this repository is published under the terms of the GPLv3 License. See the LICENSE file for the complete license text.

This project is maintained by Raphael Michel <mail@raphaelmichel.de>. See the AUTHORS file for a list of all the awesome folks who contributed to this project.

This project is 100 percent free and open source software. If you are interested in commercial support, hosting services or supporting this project financially, please go to pretix.eu or contact Raphael directly.