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Re: CUPS Support

From: Stefan Urbanek
Subject: Re: CUPS Support
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 18:37:35 +0200


On 2004-04-05 17:57:25 +0200 Chad Hardin <address@hidden> wrote:

That would be swell! Working on CUPS as a framework should give me the foundation needed to do such a thing.

Good idea. What about Printing.framework with a little bit of abstraction? Even 
the framework is going to be CUPS based, the CUPS should be hidden. Then there 
will be no problem of using another printing 'backend' on other operating 

CUPS handles PPDs on it's own, as does GNUstep, there are are overlaps in functionality as well. Too bad CUPS is not available for Windows (or is it?), then we could simply go straight CUPS.

... such as MS Windows with their own printing subsystem :-)

anyhow, I'll keep hacking away at the framework and see what I learn.

Best regards!


On Apr 5, 2004, at 4:25 AM, Adam Fedor wrote:

On Sunday, April 4, 2004, at 09:58 PM, Chad Hardin wrote:


My time constraints are really tight so I haven't been able to work on the DirectFB backend in quite a while. I couldn't get enough contiguous spare time to work on it. The result was that I was constantly reviewing my previous work and never accomplishing anything worthwhile.
If anyone else want to tackle this go for it!

Anyhow, I've decided to grapple something a bit easier, something I can work on in small chucks. That thing is support for CUPS.

I'm making a GSCUPS framework. Later will come a GSCUPSGui framework, and finally some apps for managing CUPS will come forth.

Sounds good?

Sure! What about adding CUPS support to NSPrinter as well? Or some way for NSPrinter to use your framework.

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