Re: GNOME Printing

On Sun, 2004-06-13 at 16:15 +0800, James Henstridge wrote:
> On 13/06/04 15:31, Davyd Madeley wrote:
> >Doesn't the cups queueing system already deal with this? It knows when a
> >networked printer has completed it's job.
> >  
> >
> Are you talking about the case where you explicitly configure a CUPS 
> print spool to print to a network printer (eg. a JetDirect card), or 
> where CUPS just discovers a CUPS server on the local network and uses a 
> remote spool?

What I have is CUPS on my laptop using CUPS on the printserver for it's
queue. I doesn't appear to keep any internal queue or settings on the
printer, as well as showing me the print queue for the entire network on
my laptop.

>  From my experience, no notification is sent back to the local 
> workstation when the job gets completed in the remote print spool.  
> There is an internet draft for a notification extension to the IPP 
> protocol that would provide a way to do this, but I don't believe CUPS 
> implements it yet.

Since I have access to the entire queue, my laptop knows when the queue
becomes empty, though I feel this is from polling.


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