Re: Printer driver UI [proposal]

   Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 17:27:17 +0100
   From: Michael Goffioul <goffioul imec be>

   > DO NOT use host-specific object files!  The whole purpose of PPD
   > files (and the XML-based UPDF format, should that ever become a
   > reality) is to avoid platform dependencies and allow for sharing
   > of printer description data.

   Here, I'm thinking for example about the development branch of gimp-print
   which introduces very complex options and its own GUI. But this is
   something else as those options are not described in any PDL (PPD or
   UPDF) anyway, so an additional UI description could not refer to
   those options.

The Gimp-print GUI is best thought of as a prototype to demonstrate
the capabilities of Gimp-print than a fully engineered solution.

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