Monday, October 06, 2014

CUPS 2.0.0 Released

Four days ago marked 15 years of CUPS development since 1999. The developer also took this chance to release a new major release of CUPS, 2.0.0. Honestly, i didn't follow CUPS development lately, so i missed their development releases and was kinda surprised to see that they jumped from 1.7 to 2.0.

Anyway, this release is focused on performance and security improvement. Several highlights on this release:
  • Added support for systemd
  • Added support on TLS certificate validation and policy enforcement
  • OpenSSL support has been dropped in favor of GNU TLS.
  • Dropped support for AIX, HP-UX, and OSF/1
  • Provides a complete set of APIs for implementing HTTP and IPP services
  • The scheduler is now also launched on demand
Check out their blog post for more information about their first Beta release, RC release, and finally final release.