foo2zjs: a linux printer driver for ZjStream protocol

foo2zjs is an open source printer driver for printers that use the Zenographics ZjStream wire protocol for their print data, such as the Minolta/QMS magicolor 2300 DL. These printers are often erroneously referred to as winprinters or GDI printers. However, Microsoft GDI only mandates the API between an application and the printer driver, not the protocol on the wire between the printer driver and the printer.

I am not sure why I decided to do a search on Minolta and Linux but I did. I had long since written off my Minolta 2200 Desklaser as a Windows only printer. So I was shocked to find that someone had written a driver and provided instructions on how to install and configure it. I would like to tell you how it went but my Fedora box did not have gcc installed!? Ouch! Boy, am I out of touch!