I’m looking for some alternatives to printing documents with graphics/logos from Linux, and I’m interested in what other people out there are using?
Currently we are using thin client to windows clients with a Linux data server.
For printing we’ve always stayed internal to runtime, printing graphics and logos by using win$printer commands passed to the windows print spooler. As our output has become more complex we’ve run into speed issues with this approach. So we are now looking into alternatives. We do not have any issues getting the output converted to PDF, or in front of the client’s eyes but with generating the graphical elements themselves outside of win$printer.
Initial thoughts are to generate a HTML report on the server side, or start exporting data in a flat format to be picked up and output by a report writer.
But I was wondering if anyone else has already crossed this bridge or has other insights as well?