default CUPS printing format Re: [PATCH] fdo#44664: printer truncates Landscape orientation pages to ...
kaplan at debian.org
Mon Nov 12 08:46:27 PST 2012
On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 6:16 PM, Michael Meeks <michael.meeks at suse.com>wrote:
> 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
> - 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
> 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
> 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
> - and thanks for the catch ! :-)
I can try, but I need hints/pointers for this experimental mode (let me
remind you I'm not a programmer).
CCing Jaroslav Krejci who provided the patch in the first place.
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