[cups.development] Re: Launching an application from CUPS Backend

Jerome Alet alet at librelogiciel.com
Mon Sep 5 04:09:53 PDT 2005


On Mon, Sep 05, 2005 at 02:26:51AM -0400, Mohit Kumar wrote:
> What I doubt is that does CUPS disable any kind of UI throw up 
> from its backend? 

This is not the case to the best of my knowledge.

That being said, you are probably using the wrong approach.

What you should do is this :

  - Write your GUI app the way you want, and make it listen
    on some network interface (or named pipe, or whatever).
  - Write a simple non-GUI backend, which will just dialog
    through a network connection (or pipe, etc...) with
    your GUI app (by extracting the username and the job originating
    host name, you'll know where to connect to)
hoping this helps    


Jerome Alet

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