CUPS Cloud Print Release – Faster printing, many bugfixes

This release has many bugfixes, mostly around non-ASCII text appearing in responses from Google ( for non-English-language printers ).

This release also allows CUPS to send PDF files direct to CUPS Cloud Print, reducing the time it takes for pages to be printed ( this is most noticeable for low CPU devices, my Raspberry Pi now prints in 2-3 seconds , rather than 30+ seconds ).

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CUPS Cloud Print Release – Printer capabilities properly supported

The main change from this release is a complete rewrite of how printer information is pulled from CUPS. With this change, all capabilities supplied by Google about a printer now show as selectable options with CUPS ( or printing dialogs that pass through the CUPS options correctly ) – so two-sided printing, different colour options etc are supported properly.

This release also adds a script to remove user accounts ( /usr/lib/cloudprint-cups/deleteaccount.py ), allowing Google accounts to be removed from CUPS Cloud Print without deleting the whole config file. This script does not currently remove all printers from the deleted account, so those will need to be removed manually, the next release will ask to optionally remove printers from that account.

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New CUPS Cloud Print Release

The long-awaited latest release of CUPS Cloud Print is now available. The latest release contains:

  • New: Added Colour Model option to CUPS PPD, send Colour option to Google when printing to colour printers
  • New: Cloud Print printers now listed as ‘Discovered Network Printers’ when adding printers
  • New: PPD now has an IEEE 1284 device id
  • New: Device and options now logged when printing
  • New: PPD of cloud printers now replaced when upgrading CUPS Cloud Print
  • Fix: Fixed error when installing printer with non ASCII characters
  • Fix: Querying available options no longer hangs
  • Fix: More Python3 fixes
  • Fix: Check that files exist before attempting to delete them
  • Fix: PDF files should now print correctly

More information, and packages for the most common Linux distributions are available on the CUPS Cloud Print home page .

Dell PowerEdge 1750 Wake On LAN on Gentoo/Funtoo Linux

After my previous entry about my PowerEdge 1750 , I’ve been trying to get Wake-On-LAN working. On every other machine I own, it simply involves at most activating WOL in the BIOS, then running ‘ethtool -s eth0 wol g’ on boot, but the PowerEdge 1750 with the “Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5704 Gigabit Ethernet” network card is a bit trickier to get working correctly.

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