CUPS has a lot of new features compared to LPRng (especially as a print
It now has tight integration into samba and KDE -> e.g. KDE finds all
CUPS-printers on my LAN automatically and installing them is just a click.
But currently I have to recompile kdelibs, kdebase and samba to get full
support for cups.
LPRng also had a lot of major security issues in the past and I expect
more to come. CUPS instead had just one I remember...
So please include CUPS in your default installation and compile KDE and
samba with cups support.
Longer term, perhaps, yes.
Does this mean it is scheduled for next release or not?
All the other major distros have it as default printing framework for a while
now (SuSE since 7.2, Mandrake since I think 7.1)...
Not. Longer term than that, I think.
I guess there is nothing wrong with compiling kde/samba with cups
support. Gerd, you might want to file a RFE under kdelibs/samba.
I think that if you watch rawhide in the next few days you might see something