CUPS Print Manager in build 107
By user12821170 on Feb 10, 2009
Some of you may have read from Cyril Plisko's blog that in SXCE 107, desktop-print-management supports CUPS. What does that mean? I guess 99% of OpenSolaris users do not know even that the command, desktop-print-management even exists.
Well, it is technical solution that Norm Jacobs came up to have 2 print systems to co-exist in OpenSolaris in a painless way. In simple terms, when the system admin has set the machine to use LP, all the printing related commands point to that of LP; when it is using CUPS, it points to CUPS version of the commands.
'desktop-print-management' is the command behind the menu entry,
OpenSolaris: System->Administration->Print Manager
SXCE: Java logo->Administration->Print Manager
In build 107 when you have set print system to CUPS, will launch system-config-printer. A GUI Print Manager for CUPS from the fedora community. Tim Waugh has been \*incredible\* in making this happened. A screen shot of the main window.
A couple of gotchas which I must mention here: