Overview of the Solaris Printing Architecture
At the core of the print system is a UNIX System V
(R4) based spooler. In addition to the spooler are client applications that are
used to make requests of and manage the spooler. filters that perform document
translation, back-end processing software that performs final document transformation , and device (printer) communication.
To utilize the complete functionality of the print system, all these resources are
Printing in the Solaris OS consists of the software to support the
The following figure is a high level diagram that represents the Solaris print
Recent changes in Solaris printing include the integration of IPP client-side support, implemented
through the PAPI. The Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) and System V (SysV) commands,
as well as some applications, are layered on top of the PAPI interface.
See Implementation of the Open Standard Print API.