Re: Printing woes

On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 16:16, frank brierley wrote:
> Andreas J. Guelzow wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > Perhaps because the traditional /etc/printcap listing provides virtually
> > no information about the capabilities of a printer?
> > 
> I imagine there are other reasons for employing cups similar to the one 
> you've suggested.  lpd does little beyond catch a print job and spool it 
> to a printer.  But when using gnome-print's interface and specifying lpd 
> as the printer, lpd catches the job and prints just fine.  This suggests 
> gnome-print merely forwards a postscript docement which lpd has no 
> problem with.

Of course, there is no _technical_ reason we couldn't look for
/etc/printcap. In fact I believe we do have a PAPI module too I have
never used it nor looked at the code, so...) and even cups is only used
when it is available. I guess the main issue is the available time (and
our own priorization).

Andreas J. Guelzow
Taliesin Software, Shelties, Pyr Sheps
and Shetland Sheep

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