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

Vamsi Krishna Davuluri vamsi.davuluri at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 11:51:31 EDT 2009

Ah, that was the thing I had not understood with the extra credits that were
given. I had thought that functionality had to be added to each desktop so
it would act as a print server. sorry.

Clarify a few things for me :
What exactly was required/meant from/by a print server?
I was in the opinion that each laptop was supposed to act as server for the
network :P
And do we have a powerful server that can act as a print server (which
accepts requests from network, assuming we require network printing)?

And thanks, yes, I have been reading that pdf. I was also thinking using
python-gnome bindings (which are available) to simulate a gnome tool menu.
But this seems better!

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 8:59 PM, Luke Faraone <luke at faraone.cc> wrote:

> 2009/3/18 Vamsi Krishna Davuluri <vamsi.davuluri at gmail.com>
>> True enough, but I hadn't been talking about printing from activities
>> directly at all for the last half of the mails. :<
>> But for even CUPS to act as a server and accept incoming requests, it
>> would have to excercise freedom to one port atleast, but write a bit of a
>> code so that it accepts requests only from local network which ever was
>> configured on the router. ;) And, we could specify certain pool of ips which
>> are to access the print server.
> Maybe I'm not understanding you properly: is there a reason that we can't
> use the standard CUPS daemon on our print server? Are you saying that the
> individual Sugar desktop should act as a server for *everyone else* in the
> network? CUPS servers should, imho, be left up to the network administrator
> to configure; it is beyond the scale that a child would need to perform on
> their local workstation.
> Sugar's role should be to offer configuration of printers that the local
> system is able to access. You can probably add an extension/plugin to the
> control panel which wraps Debian's system-config-printer<http://packages.debian.org/sid/system-config-printer>,
> which is written in Python and has (AFAICT) no extra dependancies other than
> what sugar already requires. Added/autodetected printers can appear in the
> network view as devices, if you want extra bonus points :)
> --
> Luke Faraone
> http://luke.faraone.cc
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