Re: CUPS vs lpd (was Re: Giving up on Iceweasel 3.0)
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On 07/06/08 16:19, s. keeling wrote:
> Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> On 07/06/08 02:49, Anthony Campbell wrote:
>>> 4. because, in the light of the above, using it will involve me in a
>>> fair amount of work for no clear benefit and possibly a worse output.
>> Huh???????? *Using* CUPS is as difficult as rolling off a log.
> BS! CUPS is one of the most unpredictable and fragile systems I've
> seen. Why bother when five lines of printcap can replace it, and
> imagemagick (for one) does that for you?!?
I can not speak to how complicated (or not) that it is to develop
CUPS, or for the Debian CUPS Maintainers to package and maintain it.
Setting up print queues can be a bit of a hassle if (like me) you
don't do it often, but once you get it created, it's done. It took
me an evening, 2 years ago, and haven't touched it since then.
So, I *can* and *do* unequivocally affirm that *using* CUPS is an
simple as rolling off a log.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
"Kittens give Morbo gas. In lighter news, the city of New New
York is doomed."
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