Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Aug 2007 10:24 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Some interesting tidbits from the Haiku world. Firstly, the WebKit port bounty has reached its target, meaning Ryan Leavengood can get to work. Secondly, Vasper has made huge strides in getting CUPS ported to Haiku. And on a funny note, BeOS icons were used in the "24" TV show.
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RE[2]: Why CUPS
by vasper on Thu 2nd Aug 2007 06:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Why CUPS"
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This is turning into another discussion about which is the best way for those that can write a few thousand lines of c++ code...!!! Simplicity in usage. Plain and simple.

The user doesn't care how it is done, as long as it is done. After giving the ability to print to 1000 printers, we can start redesigning to get simplicity on the developers side. And since CUPS already worked on Zeta as part of the system, I don't see why not on R5 and Haiku.

If there was some other reason, like too much memory, or a huge delay or something like that, it would have to be redesigned now. But there is no such reason. The only goal is to get Haiku and R5 to print on 1000 printers as fast as possible. Provided of course I can do the port!!!

Edited 2007-08-02 06:52

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RE[3]: Why CUPS
by Soulbender on Thu 2nd Aug 2007 07:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Why CUPS"
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"The only goal is to get Haiku and R5 to print on 1000 printers as fast as possible."

Why is this important for an OS in Alpha state? It's not like there's going to be a significant userbase in the near future.
But hey, it's your time and if you want to port it, well, that's your problem.

How does CUPS work on Haiku anyway? How does it integrate/interact with the print dialogs? Do you always use the IPP protocol? I presume you still have to configure the printer(s) use the web interface?

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