CUPS: adding support for system journal
I’ve added a patch to CUPS in Fedora rawhide which uses the system journal for logging. I did this after watching Lennart’s devconf talk, which reminded me how awesome the systemd Journal is. The changes are very simple at the moment: any log message relating to a particular job has a field “CUPS_JOB_ID” to say […]
Did someone say… “Alpha”?
Fedora 20 Alpha has been released, and I’d been putting off installing it because I know how troublesome an alpha release can be. This one, though, is the best alpha release of Fedora I can remember! It actually seems incrementally better than Fedora 19, rather than the traditional break-everything-and-fix-it-again-later alpha releases we’ve seen in the […]
Some benefits of printerd
Recently I talked about a new print spooler under development, printerd. In that post I mentioned briefly how printerd is structured, but did not go very deeply into why or what the project is for. Firstly, printerd is experimental and is very far from being a functional print spooler. It doesn’t yet run any filters, […]
For the last few weeks I’ve been working on an experimental new print spooler called printerd. It was designed in collaboration with Richard Hughes and it aims to be a modern print spooler for Linux. It is a polkit-enabled D-Bus system service, written using the GLib object system. Although modelled on concepts from IPP (Internet […]
There has been a discussion on the Fedora devel mailing list recently about user session printing: why that might be useful, and in what circumstances it makes sense. Where I can see it can make some sense to have printing entirely in the user session is for PDF printing to smart services hosted elsewhere: e.g. […]