What is the Windows LPR Spooler?
Windows LPR Spooler 4.2a/5.0 allows you to print transparently from any Windows application
to network printers. All that is needed is a Protocol DLL that implements an API
for sending print jobs to such a remote printer. Included are the following two
WLPR2.DLL/WLPR2_32.DLL which implements the LPD protocol (RFC1179) and allows
printing to LPD print servers (typically some UNIX hosts).|
WJETDIR.DLL/WJETD_32.DLL which allows printing to HP printers attached to the
net with HP JetDirect interfaces as well as similar network interfaces
or print server boxes which accept print jobs being sent to a specific
Version 4 is targeted for 16 bit Windows platforms (Windows 3.1x), whereas
version 5 is designed for 32 bit Windows platforms (Windows 9x/NT4/2000).
To get further information, click on one of the following
The spooler does not process date input in any form, so there are no issues of
ambiguous interpretations of dates with 2-digit years. In the currently
available version 4.2a Patch Level 1, the display of job creation
dates in the local spool status window and time stamps in the log file has been
changed to 4-digit year format. This means that now the spooler version 4 is fully Year 2000
compliant, as is the version 5.
From June 1 on we have restructured the target platforms of our software.
Version 4.2a will now be targeted for 16 bit Windows platforms (Windows 3.1x),
and version 5 for all 32 bit platforms (Windows 9x/NT4/2000). Users of version 4.x
who have purchased their licenses before June 1 will be able to update their
licenses to version 5 for a special upgrade fee (20% of the original 4.x
licenses costs). Users that purchase version 4 licenses after this date (at a
reduced price) for their 16 bit Windows will only be able to upgrade to version
5 by paying the full balance between the version 4 and version 5 prices. So, if
you need the spooler for 16 bit Windows, please license version 4. Otherwise
please directly go to version 5.
Prices are available in DM and US$.
If you still have questions concerning the availability of licenses, please
feel free to send us an email message.
Registration forms for version 4 and version
5 are also available.
For technical support, visit the Technical
Support page where you can find a list of known problems and their
fixes or workarounds.
If you try to access a printer which is networked through a print server
box or network interface card and not attached to a Unix print server,
please take a look at the tips for accessing print
Registered users will continue to receive technical support by
email free of charge.
If you have any suggestions, feature requests, or other wishes feel free
to contact us.
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