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min12xxw for Mac OS X

Downloads Required

min12xxw-0.0.92-ub.dmg  (125KB)
The min12xxw package requires, but does not include, Foomatic-RIP or GPL Ghostscript for Mac OS X. Download these items from the links below, if necessary.
source code

Foomatic-RIP for Mac OS X 10.3.x (Panther) - Mac OS X 10.7.x (Lion)

Foomatic-RIP 4.0.6  (668 KB)
The Foomatic-RIP package installs the necessary core runtime components to enable printing with Foomatic machinery in Mac OS X. This package is generally not useful without Ghostscript and at least one foomatic PPD. Please see the usage instructions below for more details.
source code included on disk image

Ghostscript for Mac OS X 10.3.x (Panther) - Mac OS X 10.7.x (Lion)

gplgs-8.71.dmg (33 MB)
GPL Ghostscript is an open-source PostScript interpreter that includes integrated support for the CUPS printing system in Mac OS X. It is the replacement for ESP Ghostscript.
GPL Ghostscript is required for all users.
source code

Foomatic-RIP for Mac OS X 10.2.x (Jaguar)

Foomatic-RIP 3.0.2  (224KB)
The Foomatic-RIP package installs the necessary core runtime components (the foomatic-RIP CUPS filter and the foomatic-gswrapper) to enable printing with Foomatic machinery in Mac OS X. This package is generally not useful without Ghostscript and at least one foomatic PPD. Please see the usage instructions below for more details.
source code included on disk image

Ghostscript for Mac OS X 10.2.x (Jaguar)

gplgs-8.61-jaguar-ppc.dmg (17.1 MB)
GPL Ghostscript 8.61 is an open-source PostScript interpreter that includes integrated support for the CUPS printing system in Mac OS X. It is the replacement for ESP Ghostscript.
GPL Ghostscript is required for all users. It is not necessary to install Ghostsccript more than once.
source code

Please note: all packages require Mac OS X version 10.2 or newer.

 

Package Description

Release Date: October 27, 2008

This is a re-release of min12xxw-0.0.9 first released on December 22, 2006. This release fixes an installer script issue that would cause the installer to go into an endless loop for certain Mac OS X 10.5.4 and higher users.

The min12xxw package contains universal binaries that will work on either PowerPC or Intel Macs. min12xxw is an open-source printer driver for Ghostscript supporting 5 Minolta PagePro laser printers. On Mac OS X Jaguar and later, printing with min12xxw requires Foomatic-RIP (a CUPS filter script) and Ghostscript (an open-source PostScript interpreter), and a foomatic PPD for each supported printer. The foomatic PPDs are included in the installation package.

Min12xxw is a pbm (portable bitmap) filter by Manuel Tobias Schiller for various Minolta PagePro W-series (win)printers. The driver basically works, but is new and reports are few; thus it should be considered experimental, and the purchase of a printer that relies upon this driver is not advisable.

Installation Notes

  • Pleae make sure that you have downloaded and installed the Foomatic-RIP and Ghostscript packages. The min12xxw drivers will not work with these being installed.

Printer Set Up Instructions

To add a USB printer, Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5.x) user should open the Print & Fax System Preference pane. Click on the plus (+) icon at the lower left of the Printers list. A new window will open. In that window, click the Default Browser icon at the top left. Highlight your printer in the section below. Use the "Print Using" pop-up menu near the bottom of the window to select the correct PPD for your printer and click Add.

Tiger (OS X 10.4.x) users should open the Printer Setup Utility and click on the Add icon at the top of the Printer List window. A new window will open. In that window, click the Default Browser icon at the top left. Highlight your printer in the section below. Use the "Print Using" pop-up menu near the bottom of the window to select the correct PPD for your printer and click Add.

Jaguar (OS X 10.2.x) and Panther (OS X 10.3.x) users should open Print Center (Jaguar) or Printer Setup Utility (Panther), hold down the Option key, and click the Add Printer button in the Print Center toolbar. Within the setup sheet, choose Advanced from the top popup menu; then in the "Device:" popup menu select your printer by name (it should be the last item in the menu list). Finally, select the correct PPD from the model browser and click Add.

Printers

The min12xxw installer for Mac OS X ncludes support for 5 printers.

More Info

Package license: GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE (GPL)

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