I have a postscript file and want it to be printed on a IPP capable device (or CUPS server). What is the minimal code and dependencies I could get away with to do that.
Using LPR or libcups gives me lot of cross-plattform dependencies. So my first approach was to implement a minimal subset of IPP (the protocol used by cups and many modern printers) since "it's only extended HTTP". But unfortuntely a IPP client is a lot more code than a few lines and so far I found no IPP client implementation meant for just printing and not managing a printserver.
I would prefer a solution in Python, but would also be happy with something in an oter dynamic language.
you need to add remote printer to CUPS:
lpadmin -p printername -E -v //IPADDRESS/spool -m driver.ppd
where driver.ppd is the driver to print with
ps: this could also work for programatic access, if printer is set before.
There's a python wrapper for CUPS
ipptool available at github:
You might also want to check this answer.