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Printer management plans?


I'm curious about the plans for printer management in GNOME for Lenny
and beyond.

At the moment gnome-cups-manager is used, but it is in need of some
serious love. As an example, printing test pages have been broken for
quite a while (bug 379510). gnome-cups-manager also haven't had any
upstream releases for a long time.

Ubuntu seems to have gone with system-config-printer[0] for Gutsy[1] (it
is also already available in Debian). 

One of the drawbacks with system-config-printer is that the UI could use
some polish, and it exposes some of the more arcane aspects of CUPS,
such as classes. On the other hand, it appears to be very actively
developed upstream and has been used in Fedora for some time.

So, is there any interest in using system-config-printer by default for

0. http://cyberelk.net/tim/software/system-config-printer/
1. http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/tribe5

Sven Arvidsson
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