Min12xxw should run on most *nix-like workstations without major problems. Library functions which are known to be missing on non-Linux systems such as getline or getopt_long may have to be replaced by an appropriate substitute. In case of getline and getopt_long this has already been done. The query options may or may not work on other systems, depending on the characteristics of the printer driver and the interface used (USB, very old style parallel port or a more recent one...).
Min12xxw was written without any documentation from the manufacturer. The description of the printer language may be inaccurate or even wrong because it was obtained by looking at the output of the windoof driver only. The code dealing with the compression of raster data is in its spirit heavily based on an initial driver by Adam Bocim <email@example.com> who managed to find out how things are done (thanks, Adam, you did a great job!). This new version is considerably faster, implemented more cleanly and (hopefully) well documented.
It also features querying the printer status and page counter, a suggestion made by Bruno Schoedlbauer <firstname.lastname@example.org>, who also pointed me to a nice USB sniffer by Benoit Papillault for Windoof 98 and up, see http://benoit.papillault.free.fr/usbsnoop. (That little program may prove very helpful on similar occasions. Happy USB sniffing...)
David Hamilton <email@example.com> has helped a lot in testing and developing the support for the PagePro 1350W.
Even though this program has been designed with care and much thought, no-one can guarantee that this program will not damage your printer, computer or even your neighbour's car, because it was built without knowing exactly how things work, it's only a (hopefully) reasonable guess. (However, my printer does still work, even after the testing phase when a lot of wrong stuff was sent to it. And my neighbour hasn't complained either...)
Most of the available paper sizes have not actually been verified to work as advertised - reports about successes or problems are welcome. Also the code for querying the printer is not heavily tested. If you have comments to make or know more about the format than I do, please share your thoughts and your knowledge.
13xxW series support seems to be relatively well tested by now. Send mail with feedback if you have such a printer and you experience problems.
1400W support is pretty new - please send e-mail if it works or if you run into problems. Feedback on models for which support has just been completed is very important to improve and stabilise this support.
Bugs and problems reports are generally welcome because I just don't have the time to test everything out. I needed a filter and here it is. If it does not work - complain ;-)