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

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at
Fri Nov 9 02:54:06 PST 2012

Hi Michael,

On Thu, 2012-11-08 at 12:23 +0100, Michael Stahl wrote:
> this patch appears to change the default format for printing via CUPS
> from PDF to PostScript.  this was changed from PostScript to PDF in OOo 3.3.

	Urk ! - right, reverting that is not a good fix.

> apparently there are some printers or CUPS setups that don't work well
> with PDF as a default, the bug appears to have a long CC: list:

	Right - particularly transparency support and other long lists of
horrors with the (by now really obsolete) PostScript.

> but i don't think that changing the default format back to PS is the
> solution here, because PDF is the designated default print format for
> Linux systems:


> the real fix for this is most likely to file bugs against CUPS and/or
> specific printer drivers that exhibit these problems, so that we can get
> to reliably working PDF printing on Linux systems in time.

	No shortage of horrendous bugs (and code) in CUPS :-)

	I'll poke our CUPS guys to ask what's up.

	Thanks for the nice write-up,



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