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4 stars

"1.3.9 is out and you know where to get the binary.."

October 13, 2008  |  By A. Nony Mouse

 |  Version: CUPS 1.3.8


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The poor ratings are unfounded. If you don't know what your doing then you shouldn't be fiddling around with this stuff. That doesn't mean it shouldn't be made available. If you're not a mechanic do you try to do your own transmission overhauls? Well not knowing how to recover from a CUPS problem and certainly not having the patience to learn how to help yourself is kind of the same thing. Don't mess with it if you're scared by it but don't let your feelings take from CUPS. Its not the problem, or Apple wouldn't have invested & continue development it as they do.

So after all that this new version has some good stuff. Look here for the changes:


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1 stars

"Do Not Enter"

August 02, 2008  |  By kris_cnet_corp

 |  Version: CUPS 1.3.8


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This makes the QuickTime 7.5 screw up look like a candy store.

This should not even be on a public site like this. It should be on the CUPS site ONLY with a big red WARNING, for programmers and mega Geeks ONLY, all others stay away.

Danger Will Robinson, Danger

Run Willow Run.

Run Forest Run

All kidding aside. You will need to do a fresh install of your system, or have a fresh bootable clone on your slave drive using SuperDuper in smart mode, back up all files, just in case an Apple update or anything else kills your Mac. ALWAYS have a fresh backup, or your life on your Mac can turn ugly fast. It took 3 major screw ups over the years for me to wise up. One was an early version of Carbon Copy Cloner. I also have an external back up hard drive. Not going to get me again.

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1 stars

"Q: So why should you be SCARED of a CUPS update?"

February 20, 2008  |  By zunipus

 |  Version: CUPS 1.3.6


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
A: Because Apple didn't augment it to work with Mac OS X.

I figured providing something a bit more descriptive than 'run away' might be helpful for inquiring minds.

Simply installing an update of CUPS into Mac OS X, as described in previous posts, will DAMAGE your ability to print in Mac OS X. CUPS is NOT simply a drop-in program for any version of Mac OS X. Apple have to toss in coding of their own to make CUPS work properly for the Mac platform.

So, if you don't know exactly what to do with a CUPS update, just leave the thing alone. Do not read the documentation and get some vague idea that installing the update into Mac OS X might actually do something useful. It won't. Expect the absolute worst, specifically having to reinstall your version of Mac OS X from scratch. There are lots of Open Source apps you can easily update into Mac OS X. This ain't one of them, no way, no how.

Suggestion: Instead go read about, download and install the latest stable version of Gutenprint for Mac OS X. It's not going to hurt anything.

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1 stars

"Another Failure"

May 25, 2007  |  By rpphoto555

 |  Version: CUPS 1.2.11


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Knocked out my new Kodak AiO printer, and seems to cause the menus of different drivers to "blend" together and cause multiple computer malfunctions and crashes. On top of that, there is no uninstaller! The read me in the installer says your OS must be reinstalled! Dangerous stuff!

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1 stars

"Watch out!"

May 10, 2007  |  By astrochess

 |  Version: CUPS 1.2.10


This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I agree with the previous poster. I recently tried the last update from CUPS, and it effectively disabled all printing capabilities on my computer. I had to do a system reinstall and re-download all the extras I had added on to the system.
Only install this if you are absolutely sure that it will work!
CUPS people, please test your updates before releasing them, or at least label them dev versions.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3.8
The new release fixes some performance and printing bugs. Changes include:
  • Documentation updates (STR #2785, STR #2861, STR #2862)
  • The scheduler did not add the ending job sheet when the job was released.
  • The IPP backend did not relay marker-* attributes.
  • The CUPS GNOME/KDE menu item was not localized for Chinese (STR #2880)
  • The CUPS GNOME/KDE menu item was not localized for Japanese (STR #2876)
  • The cupstestppd utility reported mixed line endings for Mac OS and Windows PPD files (STR #2874)
  • The pdftops filter did not print landscape orientation PDF pages correctly on all printers (STR #2850)
  • The scheduler did not handle expiring of implicit classes or their members properly, leading to a configuration where one of the members would have a short name (STR #2766)
  • The scheduler and cupstestppd utilities did not support cupsFilter and cupsPreFilter programs with spaces in their names (STR #2866)
  • Removed unused variables and assignments found by the LLVM "clang" tool.
  • Added NULL checks recommended by the LLVM "clang" tool.
  • The scheduler would crash if you started a printer that pointed to a backend that did not exist (STR #2865)
  • The ppdLocalize functions incorrectly mapped all generic locales to country-specific locales.
  • The cups-driverd program did not support Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese language version strings (STR #2851)
  • Added an Indonesian translation (STR #2792)
  • Fixed a timing issue in the backends that could cause data corruption with the CUPS_SC_CMD_DRAIN_OUTPUT side-channel command (STR #2858)
  • The scheduler did not support "HostNameLookups" with all of the boolean names (STR #2861)
  • Fixed a compile problem with glibc 2.8 (STR #2860)
  • The PostScript filter did not support %%IncludeFeature lines in the page setup section of each page (STR #2831)
  • The scheduler did not generate printer-state events when the default printer was changed (STR #2764)
  • cupstestppd incorrectly reported a warning about the PPD format version in some locales (STR #2854)
  • cupsGetPPD() and friends incorrectly returned a PPD file for a class with no printers.
  • The member-uris values for local printers in a class returned by the scheduler did not reflect the connected hostname or port.
  • The CUPS PHP extension was not thread-safe (STR #2828)
  • The scheduler incorrectly added the document-format-default attribute to the list of "common" printer attributes, which over time would slow down the printing system (STR #2755, STR #2836)
  • The cups-deviced and cups-driverd helper programs did not set the CFProcessPath environment variable on Mac OS X (STR #2837)
  • "lpstat -p" could report the wrong job as printing (STR #2845)
  • The scheduler would crash when some cupsd.conf directives were missing values (STR #2849)
  • The web interface "move jobs" operation redirected users to the wrong URL (STR #2815)
  • The Polish web interface translation contained errors (STR #2815)
  • The scheduler did not report PostScript printer PPDs with filters as PostScript devices.
  • The scheduler did not set the job document-format attribute for jobs submitted using Create-Job and Send-Document.
  • cupsFileTell() did not work for log files opened in append mode (STR #2810)
  • The scheduler did not set QUERY_STRING all of the time for CGI scripts (STR #2781, STR #2816)
  • The scheduler now returns an error for bad job-sheets values (STR #2775)
  • Authenticated remote printing did not work over domain sockets (STR #2750)
  • The scheduler incorrectly logged errors for print filters when a job was canceled (STR #2806, #2808)
  • The scheduler no longer allows multiple RSS subscriptions with the same URI (STR #2789)
  • The scheduler now supports Kerberized printing with multiple server names (STR #2783)
  • "Satisfy any" did not work in IPP policies (STR #2782)
  • The CUPS imaging library would crash with very large images - more than 16Mx16M pixels (STR #2805)
  • The PNG image loading code would crash with large images (STR #2790)
  • The scheduler did not limit the total number of filters.
  • The scheduler now ensures that the RSS directory has the correct permissions.
  • The RSS notifier did not quote the feed URL in the RSS file it created (STR #2801)
  • The web interface allowed the creation and cancellation of RSS subscriptions without a username (STR #2774)
  • Increased the default MaxCopies value on Mac OS X to 9999 to match the limit imposed by the print dialog.
  • The scheduler did not reject requests with an empty Content-Length field (STR #2787)
  • The scheduler did not log the current date and time and did not escape special characters in request URIs when logging bad requests to the access_log file (STR #2788)
Publisher Easy Software Products
Publisher web site http://www.easysw.com/
Release Date August 02, 2008
Date Added August 02, 2008
Version 1.3.8
Category Drivers
Subcategory Printer Drivers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.0/10.1/10.2/10.3/10.3.9/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.0
  • Mac OS X 10.1
  • Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.2
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.3
  • Mac OS Classic
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