Editorial Reviews. nbafinals.info Review. One of the problems with Unix is its spotty support for printers. Before the advent of the Common Unix Printing System. CUPS is the standards-based, open source printing system developed by Apple Inc. for macOS® and other UNIX®-like operating systems. CUPS uses the. The Common UNIX Printing System is quickly becoming the standard In addition to the CUPS software, this book includes information and.
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Get this from a library! CUPS: Common UNIX Printing System.. [Sweet, Michael.] -- The Common UNIX Printing System is quickly becoming the standard printing. The Common UNIX Printing System is quickly becoming the standard printing solution for Linux. This book provides you with detailed instructions on using. Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) is an open source and cross-platform project designed from the ground up to offer a printing layer for.
I was also disappointed that it left out an important step of how to install new PPD files. CUPS requires a PPD file to describe the capabilities of each printer, and how it will interface with the printer and driver if any. The book lists several web sites for retrieving PPD files. However, the book does not explain how add in a new PPD file in the "Adding Your First Printer" section or anywhere else for that matter.
By visiting other web sites I did find these instructions for adding in a new PPD file: So this is very confusing. I was very frustrated that this book would leave out something so simple and necessary. For programming and writing PPD files, this book has a lot of material, but I haven't gotten that far yet.
Also the author deserves considerable credit for tacking on the challenge about writing about Linux and UNIX printing. For taking on such a challenging subject and the rarity of this kind of book I gave the book the coveted 4 star rating.
I hope to see more books on Linux printing setup, print drivers and related material. Kindle Edition Verified download.
This book is essential if you are trying to create the interfacing programs for a new printer. However it is somewhat dated now, because since CUPS has been aquired by Apple quite a few alterations have been made. This book, though dated filled in enough of the documentation gaps I needed to interact with the API. One person found this helpful.
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site Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. site Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. As of [update] the PrinterSetup project remains in its infancy. This allowed adding printers via a user interface similar to the one Microsoft Windows uses, where a new printer could be added using an add new printer wizard, along with changing default printer-properties in a window containing a list of installed printers. Jobs could also be started and stopped using a print manager and the printer could be paused using a context menu that pops up when the printer icon is right-clicked.
Eric Raymond criticised this system in his piece The Luxury of Ignorance. Raymond had attempted to install CUPS using the Fedora Core 1 print manager but found it non-intuitive; he criticised the interface designers for not designing with the user's point-of-view in mind.
He found the idea of printer queues was not obvious because users create queues on their local computer but these queues are actually created on the CUPS server.
He found the help file singularly unhelpful and largely irrelevant to a user's needs.
Raymond used CUPS as a general topic to show that user interface design on Linux desktops needs rethinking and more careful design. He stated:  The meta-problem here is that the configuration wizard does all the approved rituals GUI with standardized clicky buttons, help popping up in a browser, etc. That is, the quality that every point in the interface has prompts and actions attached to it from which you can learn what to do next.