Re: RFC: cups as "default" printing system for lenny?
On Sat, 10 Nov 2007 21:42:52 -0800, Russ Allbery <email@example.com> said:
> Also, do we really need *any* printing system as priority: standard?
> It's not clear to me that printing is still really part of a standard
> Unix installation, even for desktop users (and it definitely isn't for
Way back when, “standard” was defined as stuff that an old UNIX
hand would say “WTF happened to that?” if it is not present on a
default install. While I am unsure of this definition of standard still
holds, but as an old UNIX hand I can say that if I am on a UNIX like
machine, and I can't just say lpr foo.txt and have it printed on the
default printer, I would find the system deficient and un-UNIX like.
How the printing occurs is not significant, as long as it can.
Why does a ship carry cargo and a truck carry shipments?
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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