[Printing-architecture] Some suggestions for the DNS-SD (Bonjour) printer support in the dialog

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Fri May 17 14:20:06 UTC 2013


On 2013-05-17, at 3:02 AM, Tim Waugh <twaugh at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2013-05-16 at 22:32 -0700, Michael Sweet wrote:
>> You need some sort of local spooling, but it need not be cupsd doing
>> the spooling. Consider writing a small DBUS-based spooler that
>> provides UI for monitoring and canceling the job.  This spooler could
>> also handle the basic conversion from PDF to PWG Raster and could
>> despool to cupsd or direct to a printer.
> This, in fact, was almost precisely the plan for the "printservice"
> project, currently stalled. :-(

:(  This was also my advice at the last OpenPrinting summit, and is potentially a future direction of CUPS itself (with different RPC transports on different platforms).

Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer, PWG Chair

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