default CUPS printing format Re: [PATCH] fdo#44664: printer truncates Landscape orientation pages to ...

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at
Fri Dec 14 13:40:05 PST 2012

Hi Caolan,

	Thanks so much for nailing that :-)

On Fri, 2012-12-14 at 15:18 +0000, Caolán McNamara wrote:
> We've worked around this with a "toggle this option if it doesn't work
> for you for some reason" (where for some reason is apparently likely to
> be: drivers were developed against version X of poppler or ghostscript
> which had bug Y which when fixed made those drivers not work correctly)
> In conversion with twaugh I wondered if there was any way that in
> LibreOffice I could detect that a given user's print system is going to
> be deficient. He suggested the possibility of a hack, which I'm not
> implementing personally, but I thought I should pass on for
> completeness..

	We already get and parse the PPD files from CUPS as plain-text files;
so this should be reasonably trivial to do - but yes, what hideous
ugliness to have to maintain a list / heuristic for broken CUPS printers
in LibreOffice ;-) even if it is easy - presumably better to fix CUPS.



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