Need information on VP/IX or DosMerge ability

Dave Remien dave at pmafire.UUCP
Wed Apr 11 14:06:03 AEST 1990

In article <41081 at> support at ism780c.UUCP (Support account) writes:

+>The new VP/ix, included with 386/ix V2.2 available in May 1990,
+>includes a time configurable printer autoflush option. The VP/ix
+>configuration file now contains an autoflush feature which, if
+>configured, will cause the printer to automatically flush the print
+>buffer every 20 seconds, or at an interval set by the user.

Just flushing the printer queue every twenty seconds, or some other time
interval isn't what's really needed, though. 

What's needed is to flush the queue after 20 seconds (or some other
configurable time limit) of *non-activity*.  Suppose you've got Ventura
blowing a forty page document to a laser, with lots of pretty pictures. 
If the queue gets flushed every twenty seconds, you'll probably get
about half the first page out, and then about a half page every twenty
seconds or so, but not quite what you wanted.  I hope support at ism780c
just stated how it worked incorrectly, 'cause what they say they're
going to deliver isn't what's needed. 

Dave Remien +*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+ WINCO Computer Engineering Group 
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