Re: cupsys (was: Re: lprng as 'stantard' package)
>>>>> "Henrique" == Henrique M Holschuh <email@example.com> writes:
Henrique> Right, I'll write it. CUPS is broken for */* MIME types
Henrique> right now (I tested :-), and the manual DOES say "DON'T
Henrique> DO IT"), so one would have to add the filters directly
Henrique> (which isn't a bad thing, come to think of it). Which
Henrique> means write a 'magicfilter' clone for CUPS instead of
Henrique> interfacing the two (it'd be pointless to interface the
Henrique> two packages since all the MIME detection and
Henrique> identification would have to be duplicated anyway).
Would it be practical to write some sort of filter that
magicfilter --> CUPS config format
or, if this is too difficult/impossible (eg not enough information
given, or too difficult to extract):
newformat --> magicfilter
newformat --> CUPS
(ideally this newformat would be written is such a way that it would
work with any software, now or in the future).
Then again, with the other poor design decisions I have heard about in
this thread, I am not convinced the CUPS is the way to go.
Anyone used pdq? See http://feynman.tam.uiuc.edu/pdq/, I believe it is
GPL, and supports GTK rather then KDE. Not sure how it compares, I
have never used it myself. I don't think anyone has packaged it for
Debian yet either...
Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org>