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SPRINGER : For a long time now Springer has been the major Print Server in the computer centre. It continues however to run a very old version of Ultrix that is not Y2K compliant. For this reason every effort is being made to move printers away from this particular server and onto the new PRINT service composed of a series of LINUX PC's which are Y2K compliant. Following the current schedule this move should be completed by September of this year and Springer taken out of service.
As a result of these changes the following has become necessary:
xprint as used by UNIX users has been rewritten.
xprintcommand in PATH
/usr/local/bin/xprintfrom the ASIS software repository.
From now on, the new PRINTER WIZARD enables users to print from W95, W98 and WNT PC platforms, whether they are connected to NICE or not.
Furthermore, the gateway (
PCCIO04) between windows NT users and
Springer has become redundant and will be also taken out of service
at the end of September. We strongly recommend users
to use PRINTER WIZARD on windows NT.
WPRINT for VMS:
Work is in progress on a replacement for WPRINT (the VMS equivalent of
xprint) which will bypass Springer.
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