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SubjectRe: Ideas for v2.1
On Tue, 11 Jun 1996, Philip Blundell wrote:

> On Mon, 10 Jun 1996, David Flood wrote:
> > > o Centralized parallel port interface for plip, lp, zip, etc, much like
> > > what 8390.c does now. Reduces code duplication.

I would like to be able to run a zip drive and a printer on the same port
with the passthrough. I have a SCSI zip, and I am just mentioning this
for a friend, so I don't even know if this is alreay implemented.

Personally, running a status monitor and a printer on the same parallel
port with sharing (with lpd/lpr) would be great.

> >
> > In addition, having a way of multiple things trying to use the hardware at
> > once or being able to read that the port is in use by some other thing.
> > This would fix some of the need to run modules (Although I love them) to
> > use both lp.c and plip.c
> There's not much shareable code in there. The actual routines to talk to
> the port are trivial, just a couple of outb() calls. The 8390 code can
> do a lot more.
> People are working on a way to coordinate access to ports like that.
> P.

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