9.1 Proposal: Printing support

pgf at laptop.org pgf at laptop.org
Tue Oct 21 08:57:44 EDT 2008

c. scott ananian wrote:
 > On 10/21/08, Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
 > > On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 9:24 AM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at laptop.org> wrote:
 > > > *But*, we should be able to:
 > > >    *  Print postscript (or pdf, or whatever, just pick *one*) to
 > > > school server via CUP (IPP?), and install a "decent selection" of
 > > > printer drivers on the school server. Control panel for 'default
 > > > printer name', fixed to 'XS' by default.
 > >
 > > Ok - adding the XS side of this is something we can do in the 9.1 lifecycle.
 > >
 > > As I mentioned in my other email, the mechanical part of getting
 > > printing done is not the most interesting part of the job. It's the
 > I think we're on the same page here.  For 9.1, what's the *least* work
 > we can do to get *something* done on the printing front?  Once the
 > basics are out there, hopefully we'll have community motivated to take
 > it "the rest of the way", whatever that is.  From the comments here,
 > it seems like the no-discovery no-server CUPS client library could
 > work with a fixed server name (or control panel with IP address box to
 > fill in), and we can take it from there gradually.  If anyone wants to

can's mdns/avahi help with discovery?  it'd be a shame to have to
manually configure a server address or name.

 paul fox, pgf at laptop.org

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