[Sugar-devel] adding printing support to the journal
Vamsi Krishna Davuluri
vamsi.davuluri at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 22:25:41 EDT 2009
Your last argument was very strong."[00:10] <tomeu> iwikiwi: it's ok for gtk
print to depend on cups, the important part is that we don't depend on
filters being present so printing can happen"
the overhead involved is high with cups-pdf... Is it difficult to even get
the default filters installed? as every activity even new one will support
one default filter or another. But yes, with gtkprint we would only have to
worry about a single filter for conversion, and another for pdf-to-printing.
I have anyway asked the gnome people about the validity just in case. (on
their mailing lists) If I dont get any reply though, I will alter my
proposal. Its not a heavy modification to it anyway. Just the conversion to
pdf part. :D
But I still dont understand
On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 11:06 PM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> my apologies for entering in this discussion so late, the soas and
> distributions deadlines played very badly with the gsoc schedule.
> If I understood correctly, the plan proposed in Vamsi's application
> implies that the conversion from the format in which activities write
> to a printable format like pdf would happen in the journal, I suppose
> through the use of cups and a set of filters. Is this right?
> I would like to know how we can expect that Sugar will be deployed
> with all the filters that the user will need as she installs more
> activities. Also would like to know if it has been considered to use
> instead the same approach that regular linux apps use.
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