CUPS printer drivers and backends are deprecated
Extract from lpadmin man
CUPS printer drivers and backends are deprecated and will no longer be supported in a future feature release of CUPS. Printers that do not support IPP can be supported using applications such as ippeveprinter(1).
- It might also be worth mentioning IPP-over-USB which allows for IPP to be used over USB (thus alleviating the need for printer drivers for printers that support this). The Debian Wiki has a pretty good article that covers IPP-over-USB. -- Flyingpig (talk) 09:05, 11 April 2021 (UTC)
Why is the Parallel Port section still there?
I don't think this is actually necessary. For one, parallel ports have been obsolete since the late 1990s and are only available as PCIe cards anymore. Second, the official CUPS website (https://www.cups.org) has nothing on parallel ports at all. Why is it even there? Should we remove it? Sperg512 (talk) 17:16, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
- I think it's plausible that some companies, especially in industrial settings, run extremely old printers that may well use parallel ports. That said, I doubt anyone would care if the parallel port content were removed from this page. Thesqueakychair (talk) 17:02, 31 December 2020 (UTC)
- I run some dot matrix printers at home for fun and the older ones as well the recent ones (e.g. Epson FX-890(II), 2017 market introduction) still have a parallel port. I run them from a Touch Dynamic point-of-sales terminal which also has a parallel port in it. It it not very ancient, it has an 2012 Intel CPU in it. So I very much care about the parallel port section in CUPS and vote for not having it removed. Thanks! Raphcode (talk) 21:30, 18 October 2021 (UTC)