Can CUPS provides a UI plugin for each printer setting page?

Michael Sweet mike at
Thu Apr 28 11:05:45 PDT 2005

yliu0131 at wrote:
> Is it possible for CUPS to provide a UI plug in for each printer
> (Like Mac's printer plugin)? Many feature can be supported then (page
> range, customer page size, accounting, vender specific features, etc)

No, CUPS does not and probably will never provide this.

However, CUPS does support UI groups in PPD files, and CUPS 1.2 adds
support for more custom option types so that you can define options
that take a range of values or type-in fields for text values, so it
is possible that you will be able to accomplish what you want to do
without resorting to non-standard techniques.

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Document Software

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