If you do not have any printer installed, then you will not need cups
to be started on every boot.
To reply to other use cases: if you have an printer, and there are
jobs left from the last reboot, I will like an dialog prompt: do you
still want to print the last jobs or cancel ?
On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 7:38 PM, Steve Langasek
> On Tue, Feb 04, 2014 at 06:13:20PM +0100, Oliver Grawert wrote:
>> Am Dienstag, den 04.02.2014, 20:26 +0400 schrieb Dmitry Shachnev:
>> > On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 2:18 PM, Oliver Grawert <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > > is it actually a less rare task on a desktop ?
>> > > apart from a professional office desktop I'd say printing at home is
>> > > nowadays nearly as rare from desktops as it might be from
>> > > phones/tablets.
>> > I disagree, I print something from my (home) desktop every week. Also,
>> > for most printers you need to be connected with a wire to print
>> > something, which makes printing from phones/tablets quite difficult,
>> > if possible at all.
>> so does "every week" mean once a week ? for that 10 mins you surely dont
>> need to run the daemon for 7 days ... (even if you in summary spend 1h
>> printing per week i would doubt it is worth running the daemon all the
> Actually, it's even more than that... the typical home desktop isn't kept
> powered on 24/7, so if we're doing on-demand activation, then chances are
> you'll still hit that startup penalty each time you print, whether or not
> we shut down cups again when not in use.
> In which case, I think it does make sense to auto-stop cups in the common
> case (i.e., no shared queues).
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