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Print Queue / Spooler custom app

Print Spooler I am looking for the following application for a web café system. Background: When a user prints from the web café terminal the document should be spooled up (not printed). When the document is completely spooled (we know how many pages it will be) then the user should be prompted to accept or decline the printing of that document. If accepted then the document can be sent on to the real print spooler on the server. Implementation: Due to a very small amount of space on the web café machine themselves I would prefer to see this implemented as a print spooler on the server (where there is plenty of hard drive). The print spooler then needs to be able to talk to the client machine for confirmation of the job once it has spooled. I can do the client side system for the callback as the web café machine already has an application running in the system tray that this spooler could talk to over sockets or named pipes. Operation: In my mind the best scenario would be one where the server calls back to my client app and tells it how many pages are present. The client app asks the client, and if they approve it I send a message back authorizing the print job. This may be complicated in the field by more than one printer present on the server (color and black and white). That needs to be taken into account as two print queues (I think). The client side app would then need to be given the information on the type of printer as well (color / bw) as the charges may be different.

## Deliverables

1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done. 2) Installation instructions on what the installer must perform. We will use our own installer. 3) Complete ownership and distribution copyrights to all work purchased. 4) Debugging and testing assistance to ensure project success.

## Platform

Windows XP Pro, or Windows 2000 Pro

Skills: Engineering, Microsoft, MySQL, PHP, Software Architecture, Software Testing, System Admin, Windows Desktop

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