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Bug#293572: RFP: lpr-via-http -- a web frontend for lpr queue monitoring and management

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : lpr-via-http
  Version         : 1.0
  Upstream Author : Mathieu Roy <yeupou@gnu.org>
* URL or Web page : https://gna.org/projects/lpr-via-http/
* License         : GPL
  Description     : a web frontend for lpr queue monitoring and

Long Description:
"LPR via HTTP" purpose is to provide a web frontend for lpr queue
monitoring and management. 
The point is to provide to users a simple and centralized way to
monitor an lp (printer) queue information of a distant host and
eventually to remove jobs. 

Acknowledgment: It is probably best to use desktop environment
application (provided by KDE, or GNOME). But currently (February
2005), it is not easy to get these tools to work correctly, especially
with a distant lpr server. 
LPR via HTTP depends on a web server with Perl support (mod_perl
advised) and LPRng (not tested with the old LPR). It assumes that the
local web server user can run lpq and lprm commands. If you want a
more subtile access control policy, you are welcome to implement it;
contact us to get access to the CVS. Note also that is is
internationalized via gettext, so even if only French and English
version are currently shipped, new translations could be easily
included; do not hesitate to submit translations, there are not so
many strings to translate.

How does it looks like? By default, like it is shown on the following
screenshot: http://download.gna.org/lpr-via-http/screenshot200502.png  
But it is quite easy to modify the CSS file. 


A Debian package is already provided. It surely could be improved. As
upstream author, while I have no further development plan for this
project (which already perfectly fill my needs), I'll be there to
collaborate with whoever would like to be it's debian
maintainer. Also, I dont expect that package to be really time
consuming for a debian maintainer.


Mathieu Roy

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