[cups.general] OS X question

Matt Hull mhull1 at uic.edu
Tue Sep 13 16:45:23 PDT 2005

i would use the gimp drivers.  i just upgraded too.  google gimp print osx
and download the dmg and install.  and/or check to see if your printer is
in the gimp print list.  what printer do you have ?


On Tue, 13 Sep 2005, Bill Moseley wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 13, 2005 at 03:23:33PM -0400, Matt Broughton wrote:
> > > Why were the options only available on the Mac and not on the clients
> > > via CUPS?
> > >
> > There are others who can answer you more authoritatively than I can.
> > However, I suspect that you originally were using the Epson supplied
> > drivers in the beginning.  Epson drivers (as well as HP drivers) do not
> > really use CUPS in OS X.  They are more self contained software like
> > they were in OS 9 and before.
> Very interesting.  So it's some kind of hybrid system.  I noticed in
> the CUPS interface on the Mac I cannot do typical admin tasks but must
> use the Mac printer interface.  Maybe the Mac printer interface updates
> the CUPS setup when changes are made to printers managed by cups.
> I think I'll stick with Gutenprint as it seems to work well all
> around.
> Thanks for the response.
> --
> Bill Moseley
> moseley at hank.org
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