9.1 Proposal: Printing support

david at lang.hm david at lang.hm
Mon Oct 20 13:20:08 EDT 2008

On Mon, 20 Oct 2008, Jeremy Katz wrote:

> On Fri, 2008-10-17 at 16:24 -0400, C. Scott Ananian wrote:
>> *But*, we should be able to:
>>     *  Print postscript (or pdf, or whatever, just pick *one*) to
>> school server via CUP (IPP?),
> cups uses IPP under the hood and IPP is definitely the route to go as
> it's basically The Standard in printing these days.  One thing that
> would probably be interesting for OLPC with cups, though, would be
> working on making it so that the daemon can be started on-demand rather
> than having to start on start-up.  There's some support in cupsd for
> this already, but it's tied to launchd on OS/X.

once concern that I have with CUPS/IPP (which may very well just be an 
implementation issue with the current tools) is that the setups that I 
have seen have wanted to have the printer driver for the specific printer 
on the device initiating the print job.

the setup that we would want to use for the XO would be to have them all 
create the job using a single definition (postscript would be traditional 
for this sort of thing) and then have the server convert this to what the 
local printer needs.

David Lang

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