March 19th, 2005, 23:37
I have a Panasonic dot-matrix printer. It works just fine with proprietary OSes, but not with Open Source. That is, unless you can get the omni drivers working. Linux distros tend to have them supported in ghostscript by default. In my googling, I can't find an explanation why the FreeBSD ports maintainers consistently advise against building it in. Lots of complaints that it breaks the package build, etc. <cue tinfoil hat> It's as if there's some secret hatred there, that the devs refuse to fix it or whatever. </hat> Now, I'm sure there's a better explanation, but I've not found it. Can anyone explain what's going on?