OpenSolaris Print Manager
By user12821170 on Oct 07, 2008
Japanese version of this blog
This is something I should have blogged about earlier, it is always very hard for me to do something that I have stopped doing for a little while and under time constraints. Better late than never...
The Phase II of the Presto project as detailed in section 4 of the paper had finally integrated into Solaris Nevada build 97 in mid August. A HUGE THANKS to Norm , Wendy, Calum for sticking in through phase I and II of the project. Though the greatest honors should be bestowed on Evan and Halton who resolved more than 90 bugs between them over the last few weeks before integration! Of course, they would be so great without all the bugs logged by Conny Cheng .
So what are the features in this release:
o A shinning brand new Print Manager which supports Auto Detection of local USB printer. See this,
o It also auto-discover network printers when this service, svc:/network/device-discovery/printers:snmp is turned on
o Added queues are automatically reflected in the Print Manager Queue window.
o The Print Manager also provides a Printer Group view and a job view.
o The print system supported is LP, no CUPS yet (just to disappoint a few, sorry)
Details of the Printer Group is described in the paper above and also in my previous blog
Thanks to Juanita and Calum, we also integrated the Online Help into Nevada 99. Thanks go to Matt for dealing with the yelp required format. This has been truly a team worked project! It has been GREAT experience when there were times when I thought I would never see the end it
Update: Added the screen shot owned to Alberto (a.k.a ARC).