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Re: printtool in Debian

Michael Neuffer wrote:
> Quoting Erik Steffl (steffl@bigfoot.com):
> > the driver for epson stylus
> > color 740 included with gimp-print is fairly good though (tried it with
> > gimp)
> gimp-print is neither available in Debian and even less it is
> integrated into the Debian-Printing-Environment(tm)

  it looks like gimp-print will be packaged, sooner or later, not sure

> There is no driver availabe for mine (a HP930C).
> > > 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.
> >
> >   you can set-up new printer using web interface, it's quite simple, you
> > just pick from menus... or do you mean something else?
> Yes, the backend for that is missing. Look at how easy it is
> under Windows. Thas must be our goal.

  well, setting up the new printer is fairly easy (using cups) but
adding a new printer driver is not - is that what you mean? it would be
nice if you were able to install cups and then simply apt-get install
cups-driver-hp930c or something like that. IMO not all driver should be
installed - that a waste of space.

  btw the same goes for other packages - it would be nice if the
packages would be configurable in a way so that I can say which parts of
package are installed - for example I cannot get rid of gless because
it's part of gnome-utils which contains some generally usefull stuff for
gnome. yes, I know rm command but when I update the system it would be
added again (AFAIK).


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