[Sugar-devel] Print Support (journal vs activity)
tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Tue Apr 21 12:24:16 EDT 2009
On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 18:17, Benjamin M. Schwartz
<bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
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> Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
>> - (py)gtk activities use gtkprint. This means that they have an
>> abstraction for printing to cups, lpr and to a file (ps or pdf).
>> - implement a moodle module where users can upload whatever file they
>> have in the journal. Depending on the printing filters installed on
>> the server, there are more or less chances it can be converted to a
>> printable format.
> How do these things go together? If all printing occurs by uploading
> files to Moodle, then why is it useful for Activities to talk to CUPS?
Printing is not limited to uploading files to moodle, we provide both
local and server printing and users will use whatever works in their
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