IPP> ANNOUNCEMENT: Common UNIX Printing System 1.0 BETA 2

IPP> ANNOUNCEMENT: Common UNIX Printing System 1.0 BETA 2

IPP> ANNOUNCEMENT: Common UNIX Printing System 1.0 BETA 2

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Fri May 21 17:35:09 EDT 1999

Keywords: printing UNIX IPP

The second public beta release of the Common UNIX Printing System
("CUPS") is now available for download from the CUPS web site


Binaries for several platforms are also now available!

The Common UNIX Printing System provides a portable printing
layer for UNIX® operating systems. It has been developed by Easy
Software Products to promote a standard printing solution for
all UNIX vendors and users. CUPS provides the System V and
Berkeley command-line interfaces.

CUPS uses the Internet Printing Protocol (IETF-IPP) as the basis
for managing print jobs and queues. The Line Printer Daemon
(LPD, RFC1179), Server Message Block (SMB), and AppSocket
protocols are also supported with reduced functionality.

CUPS adds network printer browsing and PostScript Printer
Description ("PPD")-based printing options to support real world
applications under UNIX.

CUPS also includes a customized version of GNU GhostScript
(currently based off GNU GhostScript 4.03) and an image file RIP
that can be used to support non-PostScript printers.

Changes since the last release include:

	- All remote admin stuff is now implemented.
	- JPEG/ZLIB dependencies in pstoraster are now #ifdef'd.
	- The lpadmin command is implemented.
	- The authorization code now works when shadow passwords
	  are available but not enabled.
	- Added the HP sample drivers & PPD files.
	- Added the pstoraster font files.
	- Lots of new documentation.

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products                  mike at easysw.com
Printing Software for UNIX                       http://www.easysw.com

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