[cups.development] Creating a new backend.

alet at librelogiciel.com alet at librelogiciel.com
Thu Dec 2 13:00:51 PST 2010

On Thu, Dec 02, 2010 at 12:29:36PM -0800, pipitas wrote:
> On 10/25/2010 05:14 PM, Roger Wolff wrote:
> >
> > I have a problem that CUPS might solve....
> >
> > I have 4 DVD burners, and I'd like to use a queuing program to handle
> > the queuing and job-distribution..... I thought I'd make a web-interface
> > like CUPS has, but then it hit me: Why not use CUPS itself?
> >
> > So: Will CUPS handle 4G+ queue files? And: how do I tell cups to use my
> > bash-script for the backend?
> Have a look at these example and testing backends, called "2file" and
> "dir", written in Bash:
>    http://techbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Projects/KDEPrint/Tools%2BUtilities#.272dir.27_CUPS_backend_script_.28Bash_code.29

I would suggest you use tea4cups
(http://www.pykota.com/software/tea4cups) because the backend part is
already written, and all you have to do is write the burning part :
you'll be able to plug it into tea4cups in minutes through its
configuration file.


Jerome Alet

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