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). Maybe just using debconf. That goes with the magicfilter system. A few people have spent a lot of time on making this port (of printtool) work at all, and it's just kludging a kludge. The printtool Tcl code is one of the ugliest monstrosities I've ever had the displeasure of dealing with, not to mention it being Tcl. Any suggestions on the proper system to implement this? I'd just write a clean base in Perl using the Gtk libraries, and so it could plug into the gnome control center. Then put in the less odious hacks from printtool sources, though perhaps using magicfilter as the filter system. Thoughts? Suggestions? Please CC: me replies, I'm not on -devel, thanks! -- Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the law, love under will.
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