The 1.1 release of the Common UNIX Printing System ("CUPS") is
now available for download from the CUPS web site at:
CUPS 1.1 is the newest production (stable) release of CUPS. It
provides many new features from the 1.0.x releases, including a
new Level 3 PostScript RIP, a new PDF filter, EPSON printer
drivers, IPP/1.1 support, banner page support, and LPD client
support. Binaries for several platforms are also available.
CUPS provides a portable printing layer for UNIX(r)-based
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
CUPS uses the Internet Printing Protocol ("IPP") as the basis
for managing print jobs and queues. The Line Printer Daemon
("LPD") Server Message Block ("SMB"), and AppSocket (a.k.a.
JetDirect) protocols are also supported with reduced
functionality. CUPS adds network printer browsing and
PostScript Printer Description ("PPD") based printing options to
support real-world printing under UNIX.
CUPS also includes a customized version of GNU Ghostscript
(currently based off GNU Ghostscript 5.50) and an image file RIP
that are used to support non-PostScript printers. Sample
drivers for HP and EPSON printers are included that use these
Drivers for over 2300 printers are provided with our ESP Print
Pro software, available at:
CUPS is licensed under the GNU General Public License and GNU
Library General Public License. Please contact Easy Software
Products for commercial support and "binary distribution"
Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products mike at easysw.com
Printing Software for UNIX http://www.easysw.com