Re: [Gnome-print] Re: [Gimp-print-devel] An introduction to gnome-print(fwd)

(Note that I've been removing gimp-print-devel from this; it really
isn't terribly relevant.)

   From: Miguel de Icaza <>
   Date: 03 Jun 2000 11:20:09 -0400

   > > This exactly is the issue. If toolkit does this anyway, it has to
   > > include full-featured rasterizer. And I can see no reason, that
   > > rasterizer cannot output some neat PCL/ESC/P2 too...
   > Well, have fun trying to get your drivers to work with all printers.
   > You'll quickly bloat GNOME-print so much that noone will use it.

   Oh my god.  I just realized it.  You work for the CUPS company that
   sells printer drivers.

But I don't.  Anyway, CUPS and PrintPro are two different things.
CUPS is completely free software, even if some of the drivers aren't.

   We are comoditizing high quality printing for Unix, and you do not
   realize this, and you are not interested in that.

Well, CUPS is also an attempt to commoditize printing for Unix.  The
difference is that CUPS was designed by people who actually have
experience in the printing world, and have learned that great
dithering isn't the only thing that matters.

   I am basically a believer in getting things done rather than giving up
   because there is a potential problem down the road that I do not know
   how to solve or even at that very momment: I belive in continuing work
   while my mind thinks about the problem in the background, and someone
   with more experience can join and help me.

That's fine, but you're closing your mind to other efforts that are
taking place and ignoring very real problems that people are telling
you about.

Robert Krawitz <>

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"Linux doesn't dictate how I work, I dictate how Linux works."
--Eric Crampton

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