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

Caolán McNamara caolanm at
Wed Nov 14 13:00:16 PST 2012

On Mon, 2012-11-12 at 16:16 +0000, Michael Meeks 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 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 (?).

Hmm, I dunno. We only got two direct reports to Fedora of landscape
truncation and one appears to be fixed for ages now, and the other in a
deprecated print driver whose replacement doesn't appear to have the

context for twaugh:

caolanm->twaugh: what's your impression of the best contemporary default
print format to provide to cups ?


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