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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 .