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Re: CUPS' Niche (was: Re: Jetadmin)

> > 
> > > >
> > > > Bottom line:  CUPS was far easier to use and configure than LPRng, even
> > > > with LPRng's gigantic help file/documentation.  I would recommend the
> > > > inclusion of CUPS (GPL'd), with a suitable graphical/menu-driven
> > > > front-end.
> > > >
> > >
> > 
> > However what is your opininion about CUPS's ecological niche?  The
> > feature I have noticed is ability to print anywhere in the world seems
> > to me more for IBM-class companies that have dozens of highly trained
> > sysadmins on call.
> > 
> > Area there other features who could be of interest for iundvidauls or
> > organizations who don't have a full time sysadmin?
> On second thought, I don't think that CUPS is necessarily right for
> Indy.  I think that you are right in your assessment of it being an
> enterprise class approach.  My enthusiasm for CUPS is that, after a fair
> bit of time mucking about, trying to get printing working (at work), I
> was finally able to make it happen.  I would suggest that someone else,
> with a different printing environment and more experience with Linux,
> try it out in addition.

I tried it this afternoon for a few minutes.  Its SMB printing is not
very good because there is no way to give the WORKGROUP you have to
connect.  It happens that our NT printer servers _require_ that you be
in authenetification group to let you print so I couldn't print with
cups while I can print with lpd.  Also it uses ghostscript 4.

			Jean Francois Martinez

Project Independence: Linux for the Masses