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bug #28669: Use native printing widget

Submitter:  Joris van der Hoeven <vdhoeven>
Submitted:  Mon 18 Jan 2010 01:34:21 PM UTC
Category:  Qt port Priority:  4 - Bit lower
Item Group:  Wishlist Status:  Need Info
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  mdbenito
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
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Mon 14 Jul 2014 12:05:18 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I wrote a printing widget (Qt only, C++) a long time ago (2010?) but at the time I didn't realize it wasn't such a good idea to code it in C++. I'd like some input on what to do with it.

It is currently available as an "Experimental feature". It uses cups in Linux and MacOS to load the list of printers and print and is generally usable, some testing is still required under Windows.

  1. Is it worthwhile to rewrite the widget in scheme? It's a matter of adding scheme bindings for the printing code and then coding the widget.
  2. What's the policy wrt. to the default OS printing widgets? I though we didn't want to use them because of their lack of configurability (that's the only reason to be of the custom one), but I see that it's used in Windows.

Miguel de Benito <mdbenito>
Group Member
Fri 15 Oct 2010 01:31:55 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I've stated an implementation of a native print widget. The widget will return whether we want to print or save a file, a printer name (or a file name) and some common settings. On Linux and Mac we can use lpr to spool to the printer. On Win as far as I understand we can send the postscript file via COPY /B if the printer is on a local port. Some different strategy should be used if the printer is on the network. Qt does not provide any cross-platform way to send raw PS commands to the printer.

Massimiliano Gubinelli <mgubi>
Group administrator
Mon 18 Jan 2010 01:34:21 PM UTC, original submission:  

Use native printing widget in Qt port, or some small standard cross-platform application for previewing and printing the Postscript or Pdf output.

Joris van der Hoeven <vdhoeven>
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