[arch-general] Cups 1.6 printer discovery

Mantas Mikulėnas grawity at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 06:33:39 EDT 2012

On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 12:32 PM, Kevin Chadwick <ma1l1ists at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> "Bonjour Support; Bonjour printer sharing and discovery is now also
> supported using Avahi."
> Also supported?

"Also supported" means "you can now use Avahi instead of Bonjour", as
DNS-SD support in previous versions was limited to Mac OS X.

The removal of CUPS Browsing is mentioned in
<http://cyberelk.net/tim/2012/02/06/cups-1-6-changes-ahead/>. It makes
sense, since DNS-SD is more efficient, and Apple already use it for a
whole ton of other programs.

> I can't see it affecting network printers using IPP in any case anyway.

That's right, it only affects printer discovery.

Mantas Mikulėnas

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