Fast personal printing _without_ CUPS
feenberg at nber.org
Fri Oct 28 11:24:25 UTC 2011
On Thu, 27 Oct 2011, Mark Felder wrote:
> You've just made me a happy, happy user. I always wondered what it would
> take to get rid of CUPS, and today I've done it. Finally my print jobs
> are instantaneous here at work instead of being a mystery. Can't wait to
> go home and do the same with my personal laser.
Has anyone here experience with PDQ? It is a printing system that appears
to address the problems cited in this thread.
Quoting from the website:
Most casual unix users regard lp and lpr as
black holes to which print jobs disappear,
and may or may not emerge.
I haven't tried it, as we have been able to make CUPS work (barely), but I
am sympathetic to the sentiments expressed. Other than Windows-specific
printers, FreeBSD printing problems are home-grown, and not caused by
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