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.