Re: GNOME Printing
- From: James Henstridge <james jamesh id au>
- To: Colin Walters <walters redhat com>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GNOME Printing
- Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 15:06:54 +0800
On 12/06/04 06:56, Colin Walters wrote:
How well does this handle remote printers? In many situations, there
won't be any local printers set up in CUPS -- the only printers visible
will be those that CUPS discovers on the network.
Red Hat has been shipping a little icon called "eggcups" in Fedora that
catches a D-BUS signal from the (patched) local cupsd, and causes a
notification icon to display. When you click on it, it shows the
We decided that instead, it should show a list of your print jobs. Our
approach was to extend the D-BUS patch for cupsd a lot, and give the
system enough information to track user jobs. This also entailed
basically rewriting eggcups from scratch.
It all basically works now - you can start a job, and the icon appears.
When all your active jobs are complete, the icon greys out.
This is quite a common situation in larger deployments, and for laptops
(just install CUPS, and you can print to whatever printer is on the
network you are currently connected to). Does your code simply not
provide a notification in this case, or appear as a print job that never
Email: james jamesh id au
] [Thread Prev