Re: [Gnome-print] Re: [Gimp-print-devel] An introduction to gnome-print (fwd)

Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> ...
> So?  IPP is just a transport.

That's what you were proposing with your CORBA "solution".

IPP is the "standard" protocol endorsed by the IETF and most of the
printing industry for communicating with printers and printing

Printer management, drivers, color management, font management, etc.
belong in the server that handles queuing, filtering, etc. of jobs.
CUPS provides all of that AND IPP support, so all your GNOME-print
API would need to do is communicate with the print server (which in
many cases will be running locally) to get printer information, send
print jobs, etc.

That translates into a smaller, faster, simpler GNOME-print API, and
smaller, faster, simpler applications.  It also means that non-GNOME
apps (they DO exist, ya know!) will have access to the same printing

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products        
Printing Software for UNIX             

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