Re: [Gnome-print] Tutorial? API Reference?

I think I can implement what I need from the test-print program included with the gnome-print libraries.  I have one other question, how do determine the dpi of the output page?  In particular I need to render a large RGB buffer so that it appears on the page as the correct size.  I know the dpi of the buffer and I need to use gnome_print_rgbimage() to render the output on the page at the correct size.


On Tue, Feb 06, 2001 at 04:00:59PM +0200, Lauris Kaplinski wrote:
> Hello!
> AFAIK there is no tutorial available.
> If you know PostScript basics, you need only little more. Most gnome-print methods
> are functionally identical to PostScript operators.
> Things that you need in addition:
> 1. Create GnomePrintContext initially, Use GnomePrintDialog, get GnomePrinter and
> create GnomePrintContext with gnome_print_context_new. Or use GnomePrintMaster
> if you need reasonable handling of multiple copies.
> 2. GnomeFont for text - use GnomeFontDialog and/or gnome_font_new_closest.
> 3. gnome_print_show accepts UTF8 encoded text - if your application uses some
> other encoding internally, you have to transcode manually.
> 4. Every page has to start with gnome_print_beginpage and end with gnome_print_showpage
> There shouldn't be any limitations to job size. Currently most jobs are sent
> directly to lpr or written to file, so gnome-print even does not have to handle these.
> Exception is print preview and some other contexts, that have to use in-memory
> representations. There is no artifical limits, but, of course, print preview
> may become slow with VERY complex page layouts.
> Btw. many things will change for gnome 2.0, but that's future.
> Lauris
> On 05 Feb 2001 23:49:43 -0700, Andrej Andrejko wrote:
> > Hi.
> > 
> > Can anyone point me to a reference on using gnome-print?  I was unable to find any
> > documentation on  
> > 
> > Is gnome-print capable of handling large print jobs?  (on the order of 800 mb?)
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Andrej
> > 
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