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 Mike Pavone on Thu 2nd Aug 2007 14:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Why CUPS"
Mike Pavone
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2006-06-26

You dont need 1000 native drivers. As I said earlier I used PPD's with IPP just fine. Maybe I was the only one who bothered to figure this out?

You'd probably only need one driver for each printing protocol, ie IPP, SMB, lpr etc.


That's fine if you're talking about network printers, but I would guess that most home users have an inkjet printer connected directly in which case a PPD isn't going to cut it.

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RE[3]: Why CUPS
by JonathanBThompson on Thu 2nd Aug 2007 16:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Why CUPS"
JonathanBThompson Member since:
2006-05-26

In addition, even those network printers that most people don't buy (I purposely did by a network printer for personal use, due to having multiple machines) often don't support PostScript, either, meaning it would still require at least GhostScript or something else in addition to a PPD. Here's hoping the PostScript PPD interpreter/preferences for Haiku are more capable than under BeOS: with my printer, I had to strip options out of the PPD because it wouldn't support that many options! I get the impression PostScript printers back when Be wrote their stuff rarely or never had as many options :/

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