dio VS esc_pos_printer

Compare dio vs esc_pos_printer and see what are their differences.


A powerful HTTP package for Dart/Flutter, which supports Global settings, Interceptors, FormData, Aborting and canceling a request, Files uploading and downloading, Requests timeout, Custom adapters, etc. [Moved to: https://github.com/cfug/dio] (by flutterchina)


ESC/POS (thermal, receipt) printing for Flutter & Dart (by andrey-ushakov)
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dio esc_pos_printer
8 1
11,371 305
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4.0 0.0
10 months ago about 1 month ago
Dart Dart
MIT License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of dio. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-02-12.
  • [Official] Dio is no longer being maintained.
    5 projects | /r/FlutterDev | 12 Feb 2023
    With no release in the last 6 months, piling up of issues and launch of a new fork (diox), I felt something was going on with dio. Sadly, today I came across an official announcement (updated on the project repo 2 days back):
  • Dio caching experience
    2 projects | /r/FlutterDev | 7 Jan 2023
    You might want to think twice about dio....we evaluated dio on a recent project and decided to avoid it after running into a blocker when setting a custom timeout (this bug: https://github.com/flutterchina/dio/issues/1454)
  • GetX is dead, what to use next?
    4 projects | /r/FlutterDev | 25 Nov 2021
    - and Dio for http requests
  • Thoughts on creating a library with Dart for browser and node
    2 projects | /r/dartlang | 26 Jun 2021
    I also had some troubles choosing which Dart HTTP client to use. I've started with dio, but when I tried to read one of our bigger JSON responses (~1.5mb) my browser tab froze (there seems to be an old issue describing the same behavior). After that I've switched to the default dart's http package and it is working fine but it doesn't have builtin requests abort/cancellation.


Posts with mentions or reviews of esc_pos_printer. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-03-26.
  • Is there a developers who knows about termal printers?
    2 projects | /r/FlutterDev | 26 Mar 2021
    The site links to all popular printing packages be it thermal, pos, desktop printers. I just looked at the site and the package esc_pos_printer looked something the poster might want. Some of the printers this package has been tested is given here

What are some alternatives?

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