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    Phoronix: CUPS 3.0 Continues Being Crafted To Overhaul Linux Printing

    Ever since OpenPrinting took over CUPS upstream from Apple, this widely-used, open-source print server has been back to having a vibrant future. CUPS development ceased at Apple and there wasn't much going on until last year when CUPS founder Michael Sweet and OpenPrinting provided new life to the project...

    https://www.phoronix.com/news/CUPS-3...cture-Overhaul

  • #2
    Wasn't CUPS supposed to be dead and replaced by something else (can't remember the name)?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
      Wasn't CUPS supposed to be dead and replaced by something else (can't remember the name)?
      PAPPL

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      • #4
        Good to see it being updated, it seems to have been fairly stagnant for years and years as far as I can tell, even when Apple developed it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
          Wasn't CUPS supposed to be dead and replaced by something else (can't remember the name)?
          If I understood correctly, PAPPL is a library to create printer applications that are used by CUPS instead of traditional drivers.

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          • #6
            My printer doesn't have proper Linux drivers (I thought it did, joke's on me), I wonder if any of these efforts will bring it back to like.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bug77 View Post
              My printer doesn't have proper Linux drivers (I thought it did, joke's on me), I wonder if any of these efforts will bring it back to like.
              A lot of printers in the past 10 years or so have Apple AirPrint support which means it probably supports the Apple Raster format (URF). The newer versions of CUPS have a 'rastertopwg' filter that converts Apple's URF to PWG (Printer Working Group)'s raster. It then sends that conversion directly to the printer, with no vendor-specific filters being involved. Good luck.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by hamishmb View Post
                Good to see it being updated, it seems to have been fairly stagnant for years and years as far as I can tell, even when Apple developed it.
                Stagnated because Apple abandoned it.

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                • #9
                  Michael

                  grammar

                  "Michael Sweet took to Linux Plumbers Conference this week to reaffirm the work on CUPS 3.0 and the near-term 2.5 update."

                  should probably be

                  "Michael Sweet took to the Linux Plumbers Conference this week to reaffirm the work on CUPS 3.0 and the near-term 2.5 update."

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                  • #10
                    When it says the socket API == ipp for both the client and the server-- does this mean that 9100 / RAW printing is being deprecated?

                    Relying only on IPP seems terribly optimistic, there are many scenarios where that isn't going to cut it. I hope they're only talking about client-server comms.

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