Anyone out there knows anything about it?
As I understand (please correct me if I'm wrong) "Boise" refers to the
early HP proposal on which IEEE1284 was based.
I'm writing a driver for my Brother MFC 4600. On Windows they have
a VxD called "Boise driver". There are also references to "Boise mode",
"Boise timeout" etc. in INI and log files. Windows driver appear to
support modes not found in the IEEE1284 specs such as the one where
the data is transferred on both edges of the clock without waiting
for acknowledgment from the peripheral.
It sort of works with parport driver as of kernel 2.4.7 using IEEE
reverse byte and nibble modes but I have some intermittent problems
reading data from it. Occasionally it would return an error when
trying to negotiate reverse channel or it would return early without
reading all the data or even drop a few bytes.
I did a search on Google and nothing specific has turned up except
maybe the following:
Developer note for Apple LaserWriter 12/640 PS Printer
on page 58:
"HandShake [...] A value of 1 indicates that handshaking should
occur in accordance with the Hewlett-Packard® “Boise” Parallel
Port Interface Specification, Revision 0.6. A value of 2, 6, 7,
or 8 reflects IEEE 1284 specifications, version 1.00 or 2.00."
I appreciate any suggestions.
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