#98 Printer Interface in the submodules (xfi, xfw, etc)

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nobody
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2009-02-08
2009-02-08
Anonymous
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Hi Roland,

I've made the experience, that not everyone is familiar with lp-commands like "-o landscape". Also in an environment with more than only one printer: which printer to choose?

For cmd-line-unexperienced users it'll be fine to have a simple little gui where to choose the printer (dropdown as in openoffice?) and settle common printing instructions (orientation, size, bw/color).

Regards
Steve

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  • Roland Baudin
    Roland Baudin
    2009-03-07

    Hi,
    this is because at the time these apps were written, FOX didn't supported Cups correctly.
    I'll check if the situation is better now. Thanks for reminding me.
    RB

     
  • Roland Baudin
    Roland Baudin
    2009-06-10

    It sounds strange but the FOX toolkit upon which Xfe is built does not have direct support for printing. To overcome this problem, I've implemented a small hack that allows to print, but using the Unix lp command.
    Actually, I don't have a better solution... Sorry!
    RB