IPP Mail Archive: IPP> ANNOUNCEMENT: Common UNIX Printing Sy

IPP Mail Archive: IPP> ANNOUNCEMENT: Common UNIX Printing Sy

IPP> ANNOUNCEMENT: Common UNIX Printing System 1.1.5

From: Michael Sweet (mike@easysw.com)
Date: Wed Dec 20 2000 - 14:43:36 EST

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    The 1.1.5 release of the Common UNIX Printing System ("CUPS") is
    now available for download from the CUPS web site at:


    CUPS 1.1.5 adds support for SSL and TLS encryption and includes
    bug and portability fixes. The new release also changes the
    default configuration to not broadcast printer information or
    accept connections from other machines. Binaries for several
    platforms are 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
    command-line interfaces.

    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@easysw.com
    Printing Software for UNIX                       http://www.easysw.com

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