20 Aug 2000 licquia   » (Journeyer)

Rejoice, all ye lands. CUPS 1.1.2 packages are in woody. All the build problems are gone, and upgrades from 1.0.4 should be smooth as silk.

On an unrelated note, gtaylor popped a note to me about integrating gs with CUPS. One thing led to another, and we got to talking about his foomatic project, which it looks like I'm going to package for Debian. This will likely be the mechanism for integrating gs into CUPS, although the package scope will go far beyond CUPS itself. This will be mondo cool, I think, and has the potential to make printing on Linux infinitely better, whether you use CUPS, PDQ, lpd, LPRng, or whatever.

I just read the humorous piece about Wall Street "rejecting" Linux. The "rejection" itself isn't too bad; how long has Bob Young been saying that his goal is to reduce OSes to commodities? It's the implications in the article that kill me. The fact that Linux isn't the darling of Wall Street somehow has implications in the IT workplace in terms of Linux's appropriateness in day-to-day operations. I wonder if Red Hat systems somehow start breaking if RHAT drops below 50 on NASDAQ. Anyone know? (Debian, of course, crashes constantly, since it's run by a non-profit, and Windows is the most stable of the bunch, although the antitrust trial has caused a few more BSODs than usual recently. :-)

Next on the agenda: diald. Grandma's in town with the wife and kids, giving me play time. :-)

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