[Sugar-devel] Print Support proposal (need input) Beta

Wade Brainerd wadetb at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 15:51:39 EDT 2009

On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 2:51 PM, Benjamin M. Schwartz
<bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
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> Eben Eliason wrote:
>> I have to agree that a print to pdf function could be useful, though,
>> especially since it means that every activity can create output that
>> can be transferred elsewhere (via email, USB drive, etc.) for
>> printing.  This provides a method, albeit indirect, for G1G1 users to
>> print from various activities whose file formats are only understood
>> by a Sugar activity.
> No, it doesn't.  What we are discussing here is building PDF conversion
> functionality directly into Glucose.  That means that the PDF renderer
> will support a fixed set of common file formats, corresponding to the
> output of a few popular Activities.  At the moment, I am not aware of any
> Activity that produces printable data in a nonstandard format.  Write
> produces Open Document Text.  Record produces JPEG.  Paint produces PNG.
> Therefore, these are the formats that the PDF renderer will support.

Um, last time I checked there were a few more activities than these
which might benefit from printing.


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