[Sugar-devel] Fwd: Regarding the print support idea(GSoC)
tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Wed Mar 18 14:05:57 EDT 2009
2009/3/18 Luke Faraone <luke.faraone at gmail.com>:
> 2009/3/18 Vamsi Krishna Davuluri <vamsi.davuluri at gmail.com>
>> 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
> It seems I misunderstood *you*. That makes sense, it just was that the way
> it was worded suggested that *activities* could communicate on that port.
>> And do we have a powerful server that can act as a print server (which
>> accepts requests from network, assuming we require network printing)?
> Yes, the School Server (XS).
>> 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.
> Yes, we try to shy away from too many dependencies on GNOME (which increases
> the size of our installs on XOs)
As GNOME has been (for some years now) trying to get rid of their own
libs and pushing that functionality into gtk+, I think we don't need
to worry much about it any more.
Specially the printing functionality, that is relatively recent.
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