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Re: CUPS should be the default print service in Debian/Sarge

> On Thu, Jul 31, 2003 at 03:38:55PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> >
> > I believe it would be a good idea if the default print system in the
> > next release of Debian (Sarge) is changed to CUPS.  CUPS is a more
> > complete, more userfriendly and RFC complient printing system.
> >
> >   <URL:http://www.cups.org>
> >
> > Any reason not to change the default?
> The last time I tried to use CUPS, I found it to be so user friendly
> that I couldn't get it to do anything useful.  Very pretty, less
> functional; and the documentation was entirely inadequate.
> On the other hand, while lprng was anything but user-friendly, it was
> simple and well-documented.  Much more important to have something that
> works before you go making it user-friendly!

FWIW, I've tried it once, with total success, and been shocked at how easy
it was.  No hassle at all.  Then again, printing to a local HP LaserJet
isn't exactly a complicated task.  I did wonder where lpr and lpq had gone,
but they were in the cupsys-bsd package.


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