9.1 Proposal: Printing support

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 14:20:49 EDT 2008

>> can's mdns/avahi help with discovery?  it'd be a shame to have to
>> manually configure a server address or name.
> DNS-SD is the Right Answer (which is not exactly the same thing as
> mdns).  But getting a standard "one school server, and a classroom of
> XOs" solution in place for 9.1 using a standard name ("printer", say)
> would be a good first step; we can handle autodiscovery (via CUPs or
> something else) for 9.2.

The current cups dns-sd is written in perl. It apparently works pretty
well in Fedora but I know OLPC remove perl due to space. Apparently
there is general mainline (Fedora and cups) for a rewrite in something


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