It’s nearly two years since I wrote about session printing, in which the user doesn’t need to modify a locally running CUPS instance in order to print to a network printer. The main advantage of having printing running entirely in the user session is that no special privileges are needed. After all, all you need […]
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. […]
CUPS 1.6 changes ahead
As I mentioned elsewhere, there are some changes ahead in CUPS 1.6. These changes are not imminent but give an indication of the direction the CUPS project is heading. Back in 2007 CUPS became an Apple project. Now the parts that are not relevant on Mac OS are being dropped, with some of the Linux-relevant […]
Avahi support for CUPS 1.5.0
The Avahi support for CUPS has been ported to 1.5.0 now. I’ve updated the git repository (tracking upstream CUPS, as well as having feature branches for Avahi): git://fedorapeople.org/home/fedora/twaugh/public_html/cups-avahi.git Fedora packages for F-16 and rawhide have been built.
More D-Bus goodness in system-config-printer
Previously I’ve described the D-Bus activation of dialogs in system-config-printer-1.3. That D-Bus interface has been extended to help improve GNOME. Fedora 15 has been released for a little while now, including GNOME 3. One of the great new features in this release of GNOME is the System Settings window. It is easily accessed from the […]