Re: GNOME Printing

A Dom, 2004-06-13 às 09:15, James Henstridge escreveu:
> On 13/06/04 15:31, Davyd Madeley wrote:
> >Doesn't the cups queueing system already deal with this? It knows when a
> >networked printer has completed it's job.
> >  
> >
> Are you talking about the case where you explicitly configure a CUPS 
> print spool to print to a network printer (eg. a JetDirect card), or 
> where CUPS just discovers a CUPS server on the local network and uses a 
> remote spool?
> In the first case, CUPS should have similar information about when jobs 
> finish as for printers connected by a parallel port.  In the second 
> case, there are no spool file stored locally, and the remote printer 
> isn't mentioned in any of the config files.
>  From my experience, no notification is sent back to the local 
> workstation when the job gets completed in the remote print spool.  
> There is an internet draft for a notification extension to the IPP 
> protocol that would provide a way to do this, but I don't believe CUPS 
> implements it yet.

  Let's not get picky.  Even if the software doesn't support this
advanced feature yet, what it does already is very much worth including
in GNOME, considering we have nothing.  Poor software is better than no
software. Unless it's an API we have to live with for years to come,
userspace programs can be improved later.

> James.
Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro
<gjc inescporto pt> <gustavo users sourceforge net>
The universe is always one step beyond logic

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