Re: Will there be user/newbie friendly printer access in Gnome 2?

On Mon, 2002-02-11 at 13:00, Mario Vukelic wrote:
> Hi,
> Will there be a common way to access and configure printers in Gnome 2?
> I couldn't find any docs about it, but I admit that I haven't searched 
> intensely. Havoc's document on user visible changes didn't mention it
> specifically.
> What I'm thinking about is something similar to KDE's way of doing it
> that is known to every Windows and Mac user too:
> 1.) A control-center applet that lets one set up printers, names,
> drivers, default paper size etc, probably plugin based to accomodate
> different printing architecures (CUPS, lp, etc)
> 2.)A way to access stuff that needs to be set per print job
> (color/B&W/grayscale, resolution, ...) directly from the printing dialog
> of the application.
> The lack of these causes no end of grief to my girlfriend, and I can't
> say that I like it either. Having to use a completely different way of
> access (gtklp, CUPS web interface) seems very non-intuitive to me, and I
> don't want to remember printer names to use in lp -P .
> I want an easy way to print the same doc in draft modes and in high-res
> mode without having to leave the app. A newbie friendly way to set up
> CUPS permissions and the like would be great, too.

I don't think GNOME 2 will have any way to configure printers/print job

I'd like to see something get into 2.2, though. I think we should make
CUPS the preferred method, just as KDE Print does.


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