[RC5] Porting to Handhelds/Printers

"Thomas Frase" at mail.uni-kiel.d400.de "Thomas Frase" at mail.uni-kiel.d400.de
Fri Apr 17 00:52:17 EDT 1998


On 22 Mar 98 at 1:10, Lorenzo Gonzalez wrote:

> I'd like to see a client for laser printers.  Some of those have
> some pretty formidable vector processing hardware, there's a VERY
> idle AMD29040 in the Xante' on my desk, and it speaks fluent
> PostScript.  So do the very bored cpus in my LaserJet 4M, my
> LaserWriter 4/600, and my DesignJet 750CM.  All are 32-bit RISC
> processors (lot's of i860/i960 in laser printers, I believe).  All
> are connected to internet-capable desktops.

This idea sounds interesting to me. Does anyone know if it is 
possible to use these cpus and if it is worth the programming effort?

Thomas Frase

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