Interesting news that I have read in slash, which I don't know if it's another dirty strategy on the part of Apple (as they do with their patents to prevent companies like Samsung from beating them in the market) and to what extent we will really be affected.
Apple bought the source code of CUPS and hired its creator in February 2007 Michael R Sweet, something I was totally unaware of. What they did now was remove the ability to communicate CUPS-to-CUPS to discover active printers available on the network, and manage this feature with DNS-SD, what do you use CUPS en Mac OS X. What happens then? Well in slash They explain it in detail:
This means that once support for connected printer browsing and discovery is discontinued in CUPS, automating this process will "require Avahi" to be active on both the server (that is, on the system hosting the CUPS queue) as well as the clients (that is, the systems that intend to print through it).
The problem is that apparently with Avahi, this feature is not fully functional. The good news is that these features (CUPS-to-CUPS) will continue to be maintained for OpenPrinting as an independent project.
What do you think?