9.1 Proposal: Printing support

david at lang.hm david at lang.hm
Tue Oct 21 12:35:47 EDT 2008


On Tue, 21 Oct 2008, Martin Langhoff 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
> social issues around it -- handling of quotas, priorities, etc that I
> think deserve most attention. Paper, ink and printer time are
> extremely valuable.

printer selection needs to happen on the client, but all the other things 
that you list are server-side issues, aren't they?

David Lang



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