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Hi Martin,

If your printers are real postscript printers I would think your best way forward would be to use the PSPRINT driver with the PPD for each printer imported.  That is what I have done for my two Brother Laser printers (DCP-9020cdw and HL-3170cdw with the DCP being available for scanning).  They also work from my Linux Mint computers.
Doing it that way cuts out the messing about with CUPS.
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Sorry for the wrong track... I now realized that the problems refer to the choice of the default printer which I changed at the same day when running the updates. But it is a bit strange, because both printers are PS printers.
To easy handle updates, I have copied the whole system partition to a backup directory while running another OS/2 installation with XCOPY * X: /H /O /T /S /E /R /V.  So I can simply restore old stable working states of my main system. From SSD to SSD, it takes less than 2 minutes... That is much faster and more secure than running the downgrade functionality of Package Manager.
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All of that can be done to a PDF file by using jPDFtweak - a java application.
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why use a two part process rather than going direct to PDF.
There may be reasons for this as well, for example adding "pdfmark" information (links and hyperlinks, table of contents entries aka bookmarks, etc.) that an application won't generate by itself. You create the PS file, add the pdfmarks to it or an additional file, and convert the whole thing to PDF with GS. I do this all the time with WordPerfect for DOS.
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Maybe, I read it as he produces PS files which he then converts to PDF using ghostscript hence my asking about why use a two part process rather than going direct to PDF.
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Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« Last post by Martin Iturbide on June 25, 2022, 01:53:10 am »
Hi

I had lost some intensity on the hobbes reorganization, and I think I'm happy with the directory structure now.

I don't know if there are some comments, I still need to continue with:
- /pub/os2/apps/comm/bbs
- /pub/os2/util/network/tcpip
- /pub/os2/dev/pascal
- /pub/os2/dev/rexx (This will take longer)

I'm also starting slowly with: /pub/os2/system/patches

Regards

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Maybe I'm getting slow in my old age but I wonder why you are doing a two step operation to get a PDF file - why not go directly to the PDF?

I think Martin is saying that on one of the two systems he has BOTH generating a PS as well as PDF file results in much larger file sizes.
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Internet / Re: lost in Hobbes
« Last post by Andreas Schnellbacher on June 24, 2022, 09:17:04 pm »
Thanks Sergey. Didn't notice this change: Since 23.11.2008 NFTP is no longer shareware. It is freeware. Good to know that we have another option for a recent FTP client. While ncftp is just a FTP cmdline client (similar to the old IBM version), your nftp screenshot looks like it comes with a built-in file manager.
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Maybe I'm getting slow in my old age but I wonder why you are doing a two step operation to get a PDF file - why not go directly to the PDF?
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Applications / Re: SeaMonkey downloads and Unix permissions
« Last post by David McKenna on June 24, 2022, 02:17:58 am »
 Dave,

 Thanks for the head's-up on this. This problem was maddening for me, it took a long time to figure it out and it really was not acceptable, but I understand your situation, and you were able to fix it once notified, so I hope you can figure out a new solution eventually. Luckily, we have Dooble now (which seems to work OK). In the mean time I will stick with the fixed version.

Regards,
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