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  1. Anonymous
    February 21, 2012

    The headline is inflammatory and the article misses the point — the features will continue to be developed but just not by Apple. Every distro is sure to include the add-on projects sponsored by openprinting.org.

    • Ahmad Syukri bin Abdollah
      February 21, 2012

       Do you understand the meaning of the word “orphan” in this context? It is exactly as you said, “developed, just not by Apple”.

      • Apple are usually the bad guys
        February 21, 2012

        Do you understand the meaning of the word “handicaps” in any context?
        I’m a strong OSS supporter; I only use Linux (Debian and Arch) on my computers. But this time, bashing Apple means saying we can’t take over the job ourselves. There is nothing to say that “open source printing” will get worse in any way as a result of this.

  2. Zygmunt Krynicki
    February 21, 2012

    Eventually cups will also support service discovery and publishing via avahi. Avahi (and the standard behind it) makes much more sense than custom cups-only discovery protocol. There is definitely a lot of hand waving “evil Apple” in the article here. Careful readers should realize, should apple succeed in their effort and manage to bring driver-less printing to both Mac (and as a side effect, Linux) as then the world will be a _much_ better place for free software.

    • jhansonxi
      February 22, 2012

      IPP will definitely eliminate many printer hassles.  SANE already supports Avahi for scanning (although it’s broken on Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx).  What IPP doesn’t help with is older printers for which the existing CUPS drivers are critical.  I’m also not sure if Avahi works through VPN or SSH tunnels (CUPS does).

  3. Billclinton
    February 21, 2012

    Wow. Can someone edit this person’s writing before posting it?

  4. Guest
    February 21, 2012

    I was pretty sure something like this was going to happen within a version or two after Apple got their hands on it despite promises to the contrary.  Sounds like it’s time to fork the code.

    • Guest
      February 23, 2012

      You’d think Apple would be spending its time and money checking that Xcode works before shipping it, rather than messing with something else.

  5. IGnatius T Foobar
    February 22, 2012

    Unacceptable.  Apple should abandon its half-baked proprietary operating system, and begin installing Linux on their computers.

    • Electric Cat Herder
      February 22, 2012

      Nope. Linux desktop UIs are still not ready for prime time. Gnome lacks polish, KDE 4 is a monstrosity, Unity is too Fisher-Price, and do you really think some Gramma somewhere is gonna be able to handle Fluxbox?

      • Guest
        February 23, 2012

        My 9 and 11 year old children know their way round Ubuntu well, as does my mother.

  6. Winston Weinert
    February 22, 2012

    It’s a fork. Otherwise Apple would be happy to take sane patches.

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    April 18, 2012

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