[Printing-architecture] Deprecation of all modules except for everywhere
zdohnal at redhat.com
Mon Oct 25 13:32:29 UTC 2021
see https://github.com/OpenPrinting/cups/issues/103 .
On 10/25/21 15:25, Christian Wolf wrote:
> I stumbled upon a formulation in `man 8 lpadmin` related to the -m switch:
>> Note: Models other than "everywhere" are deprecated and will not be
>> supported in a future version of CUPS.
> I am a bit confused/alert. Are you telling me that in the near future there is
> the plan that *only* IPP everywhere capable printers are supported?
> I am not using the newest printers at the moment. Honestly I doubt, that these
> are anywhere close to IPP-everywhere-capable. Some are even connected using a
> plain old dumb USB cable (at least not centronics/IEEE 1284).
> Removing the support for PPDs will invalidate my complete print environment in
> one step.
> How is this intended to be covered? Are you really considering forcing the
> users to throw away their existing hardware?
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