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

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at
Mon Nov 12 08:16:08 PST 2012

Hi guys,

On Fri, 2012-11-09 at 10:54 +0000, Michael Meeks wrote:
> 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.

	So - in fact; having consulted internally and read a few bugzilla bugs
- I think it is perhaps quite a good fix; we have things like:

	Which look scary; Johannes maintains CUPS at SUSE, and his view is that
we should be careful here; he suggested having an IMHO un-usable option
in the print dialog to select which meta-file-format (hmm).

	So - (I guess) perhaps (reluctantly) turning this back to generate .PS
output is the right answer cf.

	Having said that - it's clearly nice to help out with improving CUPS -
so I recommend we default to PS, unless we're in "Experimental mode"
where we use PDF instead (?).

	How does that sound ? Any chance of tweaking the patch to do that Lior
- and thanks for the catch ! :-)



michael.meeks at  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

More information about the LibreOffice mailing list