[Sugar-devel] Fwd: Fwd: Regarding the print support idea(GSoC)

Vamsi Krishna Davuluri vamsi.davuluri at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 01:50:06 EDT 2009

Thank you!

I think I'll do what you said, I'll just let every activity send the print
request(the file,metadata involved etc) to journal, and use it as a global
dock to print the file.
So a button in every activity does just that with minimal tweaking around.

Did you mean the 'difficult than is necessary' by this, or is there a grand
ring to it, which i need to check again?

Vamsi Krishna D

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 1:27 AM, Benjamin M. Schwartz <
bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:

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> Vamsi Krishna Davuluri wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> >  A Student trying to get into GSoC here
> >
> > After a bit of research I have come up with this approach for the
> mandatory
> > requirements that a printer would assume to comply.
> I think your project proposal is very good, but I think your "mandatory
> requirements" are a bit more difficult than is necessary.
> One of Sugar's major goals is that the system should provide as many
> services as possible automatically, so that Activities can be written very
> simply.  In the case of printing, I suggest that you consider printing
> directly from the Journal.  Perhaps in the drop-down menu for each item in
> the Journal, there could be a "Print this item" option if the item has a
> MIME type of (pdf, odt, png, jpg...).  You would then only have to (1)
> write a little bit of code in the Journal to add this option, and (2)
> create a small program that can print all these different types.
> With this system, Activities don't have to know about printing, and
> hopefully you have to write less code.  If you want the user to be able to
> print from inside an Activity, that can be arranged by placing a print
> icon in the Activity Toolbar.  When clicked, this icon triggers an
> autosave, and then uses the same system to print directly from the
> datastore.
> - --Ben
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