AcuLaser C900 CUPS backend 0.17 review

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License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Ullrich Sigwanz
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AcuLaser C900 CUPS backend is about a CUPS wrapper for the EPSON AcuLaser C900 together with the "pipsplus" system.

The AcuLaser C900 CUPS backend tries to support all i386 and x86_64 Linux systems like SuSE, Mandriva, Fedora Core,Gentoo but also Slackware, Debian and other non-RPM distributions.

There are positive feedbacks for:

Red Hat
Fedora Core
Debian, Ubuntu

The included installer will:

Check for missing packages
download and install the mandatory epkowa packages automatically
provide a dummy lpr-package to resolve dependencies
account for the different Ditros (BSD - System V - Gentoo) and configure the run-levels accordingly
give suggestions for appropriate URI's for the printer installation
call the distribution specific CUPS tools (YaST2, printerdrake, kprinter, gnome-cups-config)

Here are some key features of "AcuLaser C900 CUPS backend":
Bundling of pages (large documents sometimes "hang")
generic multiple local printer support
URI handling for proper interface (usblp) allocation
installation of XML files for plain foomatic support
better hotplugging behavior
networking (IPP, SMB) support through a local pseudo-interface

What's New in This Release:
Correcting an error in the foomatic PPD-generation (sorry not my fault), which lead to only even numbered choices for SizeLimit and Zoom
The driver is distributed under GPL and CUPS licenses

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