SmartLabel printing for UNIX
slap should work on almost every UNIX and UNIX-like operating-system released since 1992, and several older ones too!
To build slap from source, you need:
To drive the SLP-100, SLP-200 and SLP-240 printers, your system must support 57600 baud serial-port operations in it's programming interface. The command:
will tell you if the system supports 57600 baud in general, but note that some systems that do not normally allow 57600 baud, can do so for specific types of serial-port: see the manpage for details.
A wide variety of Sun SPARC systems and clones have been used, ranging from an ancient SPARCstation-2 clone up to a 14-CPU Enterprise 6000 (Sunfire).
Various serial-port configurations have been used: the built-in serial ports, a Magma 8SP plug-in SBus 8-port serial card, and even a Central-Data (also Digi) EtherLite network port-server.
The test systems were all home-brew PCs.
Various serial-port configurations were tried: on-board serial-ports with 16550AF- and 16450-compatible controllers, 16-bit ISA plug-in serial card with NatSemi 16450 controllers, and an 8-bit ISA plug-in serial card with Intel 8250 controllers.
Using the onboard serial-port.
It would be handy if someone would volunteer to test other systems and hardware, especially: