What's the difference between hpcups and hpijs printer drivers?

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Sun Jul 7 19:42:20 UTC 2013

On Sun, Jul 07, 2013 at 12:57:21PM -0500, Noah Duffy wrote:
> On Jul 5, 2013, at 3:35 AM, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> > When I install my Photosmart 2575 printer I get offered two printer
> > drivers: hpcups 3.12.6 and hpijs, 3.12.6.  Is there any difference
> > between them and which should I choose?
> I do believe the hpijs package is released by HP themselves (probably just 
> modified from the cups package). I'm sure both would work fine, but I would 
> maybe lean towards the HP package as it may support your printer better. 
Thanks, that's at least an opinion, no one elsee seems to want to know.

At least with the 2575 there are only two options, I have an HP 1320 at
home and installing that offers about 10 different drivers with not a
clue as to which might be the 'right' one to choose.

Chris Green

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