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

Brian ad44 at cityscape.co.uk
Tue Jul 9 18:15:23 UTC 2013

On Sun 07 Jul 2013 at 21:23:14 +0100, Colin Law wrote:

> On 7 July 2013 20:42, Chris Green <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> > 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 else seems to want to know.
> Google led me quickly to numerous links which suggest that Noah is correct.

If they had led you to the Debian or Ubuntu sites you would discover
that hpijs and hpcups come from the same source package. hplip. And
hplip comes from HP.

The difference between hpijs and hpcups lies lies in the drivers used
to do rasterisation. The former uses IJS and the latter CUPS.

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