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Old 12-15-2015, 07:05 AM   #1
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Question Suitable spooler for embedded applications


I dont have much working knowledge in linux and now being involved in developing a printer interface for an embedded system.
I know that the commonly used spooler for Ubuntu kind of distributions is cups, and my question is will it be suitable for small embedded applications. It looks like a full fludged printing system.

Is there any other spooler available, which are still maintained and a bit more simpler ? which would be the best one suitable in my case other that cups ?
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Embedded systems tend not to have a spooler... unless it is the printer itself; even then, not a good idea as the data can be lost too easily.

Normally a spooler is on a shared resource, and that resource can then make a dedicated connection to a printer. This allows the printer to reject other connections while it is busy (if networked), thus multiple spools may ATTEMPT a connection to the printer, but each will preserve data if the printer is busy or offline. Without that capability, data tends to get lost.


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