[Openicc] GoSoC 2011: CPD and Color Management

edmund ronald edmundronald at gmail.com
Mon May 2 07:33:14 PDT 2011

Maybe you guys are missing something re. print settings?
Print settings are first-class objects, they describe hardware, and
exist BEFORE a profile exists, and are defined for those notorious
untagged print files.


On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 4:06 PM, Till Kamppeter <till.kamppeter at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 05/02/2011 03:28 PM, Kai-Uwe Behrmann wrote:
>> How could the Gutenprint options be passed from a CUPS client to the
>> final rastertoprinter driver? Would placing them inside the PPD make
>> them visible to Gutenprint?
> The default option settings are defined in the PPD file on the server
> (/etc/cups/ppd/<queue>.ppd). The client downloads this PPD file from the
> server to build the option widgets in the printing dialog. If the user
> changes the settings in the printing dialog, all changed settings are sent
> along with the job as IPP attributes. These changed settings are supplied to
> all CUPS filters as space-separated "<option>=<value>" list by the CUPS
> server via the fifth command line argument. So each filter knows the
> complete option settings. All options not set in the fifth command line
> argument are still on default and can be read from the PPD file
> (/etc/cups/ppd/<queue>.ppd).
>   Till
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