Re: Gtk+ printing dialog highlevel thoughts

On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 05:02 -0500, Laszlo (Laca) Peter wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 10:39 +0100, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > > FWIW, both Windows and MacOS X provide APIs for accessing the list of
> > > available printers, etc., and the CUPS API is also available on
> > > MacOS X.  WRT Linux printing, CUPS is pretty much ubiquitous, and
> > > failing that you can standardize on PAPI (the SourceForge library
> > > apparently supports CUPS, LPR, and Solaris lp - check with Norm
> > > Jacobs for details...)
> > 
> > I think relying on CUPS might be good enough. Opinions on this? Does
> > e.g. solaris ship CUPS?
> Solaris ships PAPI.  Doesn't ship CUPS.

Hmm, yet another library. Easily mistaken with PAPI the "Performance
Application Programming Interface" library too.

So, exactly what does PAPI give us? Is it good enough to allow us to
write the gtk+ print dialog with it? Does it e.g. expose PPD file info
like custom UI for printer features?

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