Re: printtool in Debian
Quoting email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> On Thu, Feb 08, 2001 at 04:13:20PM -0800, Rafael Kitover wrote:
> > I have been thinking that we really need is a clean Perl or Python based
> > printer configuration system, configurable via the web (and/or dialog,
> > gnome, gtk, tk, take your pick).
> I am using cups now, and its web interface is really nice. No problems
> so far. It also has a Qt interface (kups). It has a GTK interface (gtklp).
> No magicfilter needed any more :)
CUPS is very nice indeed, however it lacks on two issues:
1. Most printer drivers are in the commercial part of the package
2. It lacks a "printer chooser" graphical frontent. The normal
user (imagine your mother setting up a new printer for it)
doesn't want to be bothered with the tasks currently needed
to set up a new printer. We would need the printer definitions
package from linuxprinting.org for example.