Re: Printer driver UI [proposal]

Chema Celorio wrote:
This might be a good time to also raise the issue about the
limitations that the having a PPD based print system is imposing upon
us. The PPD format was designed some time ago and we are using it for
more complex definitions. The gimp-print guys have expressed this too
giving as an example trying to specify a color correction curve on a
PPD file, or how they have to fill a range of values like options to
accommodate for a floating point setting.

As many people have demonstrated (including me with the CUPS 1.2
code), it is entirely possible and feasible to provide additional
attributes/data embedded within the PPD file while providing backwards
compatibility for the large number of applications and systems that
support PPD files...

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products                  mike easysw com
Printing Software for UNIX             

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