Re: Print preview api

On 6/2/06, Petr Tomasek <tomasek etf cuni cz> wrote:
On Thu, Jun 01, 2006 at 07:13:59PM -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> Ok, after a lot of work (mostly by John and Alex),
> we finally have a proposal for a print preview
> api that will allow us to use an external viewer
> by default, but also support internal preview.


I think, this is very unfortunate. Many people will
not want to use the external viewer (for reasons discused
earlier), so everyone will write his own preview
widget? Why not just have official internal
preview widget like gnome-print has and support
it by deafult?

You are more than welcome to  on a high-quality
print preview widget and propse it for inclusion; it is a considerable
amount of work though (duplicating things that are already
in evince), and we are not going to hold the 2.10 release
for it. Defaulting to external preview allows us to release 2.10
with preview support, which seems better than no preview
support at all.

In other news, Alex has just committed the preview patch with
some fixes.


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