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== Printing ==
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This wiki  contains information related to the  Cups and System-config-printing  provided with Fedora.
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===CUPS===
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===slic3r updated to 0.9.10b===
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slic3r is a powerful tool for converting 3D models into printing instructions for a 3D printer. Fedora 20 includes slic3r version 0.9.10b, bringing a new wipe feature that retracts while moving along the last path, a spiral vase option for continuously raising Z coordinate while printing, and numerous other code improvements.
  
The version of cups provided with Fedora is cups-1.4 and following are the features in general,  Though there are about number of changes <br>
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Detailed release notes are available at http://slic3r.org/releases/0.9.10b
  
{{admon/note|note|Below document provides most used , and most noticeable changes}}
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<span style="color: red;">'''!!Writers note: slic3r is FTBFS in F20 due to Perl compatibility issues, please verify this is fixed before publishing!!'''</span>
  
====Web-Interface====
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*The web-interface has been given a new look , using php-cgi and not php.
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  * THESE ARE TWO SEPARATE THINGS: THE PHP-CGI SWITCH IS JUST A SMALL BUG FIX - Tim
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*The new interface provides more improvements to add and modify printer configuration
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*The Administration page provides more advanced operations like share, unshare, provides list of backends to choose from
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* THE ADVANCED OPTIONS ARE CHOICE OF PROTOCOLS FOR SHARING, MAX CLIENTS, JOB HISTORY ETC - Tim
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====IPP Support====
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*CUPS now conforms to the draft IPP/2.0 and IPP/2.1 specifications
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*CUPS supports the operation of downloading of files from print job using the "CUPS-Get-Document Operation"
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*The scheduler and backend discovery interface support a device-location attribute where we can specify the location of the printer
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*Support of hold jobs and releasing of jobs on hold
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* THIS IS NOT NEW
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====Networking====
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* CUPS now uses "Bonjour (DNS-SD)" providing mDNS(multicast DNS) which supports Bonjour-based printer discovery
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====Scheduler====
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*Scheduler now adds "authenticated" policy, So that certain IPP operations can be authenticated.On Fedora-11 the default policy is "default"
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The scheduler provides "OpPolicy" directive which can be used to modify the policy.  lpadmin command can also be used to set the policy to<br>
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a particular printer using <code>-o printer-op-policy</code>
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*the default LogLevel is now "warn" instead of "info"
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*The scheduler now supports a DefaultPaperSize directive to override the default paper size defined by the locale or libpaper configuration
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*New ErrorPolicy "retry-current-job" is added, that retries the current job immediately
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*Scheduler supports SSLOptions Directive in cupsd.conf which specifies the network address and port to Listen for secure connections
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*Scheduler now supports new "FatalErrors" Directive to determine which kind of errors are fatal, The following kind of errors are currently recognized
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none, all, browse, config (configuration syntax errors), log (log file creation errors), permissions (file permission errors ex: certifcate files and keys)
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*Scheduler now passes hostname from the job was submitted as "job-originating-host-name" to filters and backends
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    Ex: In /var/log/cups/error_log:
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    [Job 3] argv[5]="job-uuid=urn:uuid:b9dd0f4f-5cec-3e25-49b2-09105a802370 job-originating-host-name=dhcp7-229.test.example.com"
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*Scheduler now includes CUPS_FILETYPE, PRINTER_INFO, and PRINTER_LOCATION environment variables that is passed to filter or backend
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    CUPS_FILETYPE  which tells the type of the file being printed: "job-sheet" for banner page and "document" for regular print
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    PRINTER_INFO  which specifies the description of the printer as given when the printer was added (Ex: Training Printer)
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    PRINTER_LOCATION specifies the Location of the printer as given when the printer was added (Ex: 2nd Floor Printer)
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*The scheduler now supports a test mode via the "-t" option, which can be used to test the syntax of cupsd.conf.
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====Printer Drivers====
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*USB printer support; the usb backend now uses libusb when available to allow it to better work with third-party scanning and printing solutions.
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* NO, WE HAVEN'T ENABLED THAT IN FEDORA - Tim
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*the cupsPJLDisplay PPD attribute controls the PJL commands used to display the current user and job on the printer.
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*new generic PostScript and PCL drivers provide improved support for laser printers, the CUPS DDK drivers offer support for many HP DesignJet printers<br>
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and new label drivers offer support for Seiko and Tharo label printers.
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* A new CUPS command file filter for PostScript printers provides auto-configuration, self-test page, and status and supply level reporting functions.
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*The CUPS DDK is now a standard part of CUPS.
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====Filters====
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*the standard image filters now support image files larger than 2GB.
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*the bundled banner ("job-sheets") pages are now generated using a new banner filter provides easier customization and better support for UTF-8 text.
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*the pdftops filter has been replaced with a wrapper program that runs the Xpdf, poppler, or Ghostscript PDF to PostScript utilities.
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* IN FEDORA IT IS CONFIGURED TO USE POPPLER - Tim
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===system-config-printer===
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In this release, system-config-printer uses PolicyKit to control access to restricted CUPS functionality.
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The following functions are controlled via PolicyKit policies currently:
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* add/remove/edit local printers
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* add/remove/edit remote printers
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* add/remove/edit classes
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* enable/disable printer
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* set printer as default printer
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* get/set server settings
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* restart/cancel/edit a job owned by another user
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* restart/cancel/edit a job
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Revision as of 20:36, 18 October 2013

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slic3r updated to 0.9.10b

slic3r is a powerful tool for converting 3D models into printing instructions for a 3D printer. Fedora 20 includes slic3r version 0.9.10b, bringing a new wipe feature that retracts while moving along the last path, a spiral vase option for continuously raising Z coordinate while printing, and numerous other code improvements.

Detailed release notes are available at http://slic3r.org/releases/0.9.10b

!!Writers note: slic3r is FTBFS in F20 due to Perl compatibility issues, please verify this is fixed before publishing!!