Fast personal printing _without_ CUPS

Warren Block wblock at
Fri Oct 28 14:42:18 UTC 2011

On Fri, 28 Oct 2011, Daniel Feenberg wrote:

> 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.

The arguments seem weak to me, and it sounds like a reinvention of lpd. 
It's unfortunate that many people see CUPS as the default choice.

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