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Common UNIX Printing System 1.0 Released

Oct 02, 1999, 00:15 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Sweet)

[ Michael Sweet writes: ]

"The first production release of the Common UNIX Printing System ("CUPS") is now available for download from the CUPS web site at:

This release fixes the last reported bugs in the final beta. Binaries for several platforms are available.

The Common UNIX Printing System provides a portable printing layer for UNIX® operating systems. It has been developed by Easy Software Products to promote a standard printing solution for all UNIX vendors and users. CUPS provides the System V and Berkeley command-line interfaces.

CUPS uses the Internet Printing Protocol (IETF-IPP) as the basis for managing print jobs and queues. The Line Printer Daemon (LPD, RFC1179), Server Message Block (SMB), and AppSocket protocols are also supported with reduced functionality.

CUPS adds network printer browsing and PostScript Printer Description ("PPD")-based printing options to support real world applications under UNIX.

CUPS also includes a customized version of GNU GhostScript (currently based off GNU GhostScript 4.03) and an image file RIP that can be used to support non-PostScript printers.

Sample drivers are provided for HP DeskJet and LaserJet printers. Drivers for over 1600 printers are available in our ESP Print Pro software.

CUPS is licensed under the GNU General Public License. Please contact Easy Software Products for commercial support and "binary distribution" rights."

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