[Openicc] GoSoC 2011: CPD and target printing

Robert Krawitz rlk at alum.mit.edu
Sun May 8 18:52:05 PDT 2011

On Mon, 09 May 2011 11:48:08 +1000, Graeme Gill wrote:
> Robert Krawitz wrote:
>> I don't agree with this reasoning.  I think it's important to have all
>> such options available from all programs with a print dialog; we
>> should figure out how to present them most effectively.
> My view is both to agree and disagree: I think that the ability to
> setup a printer is something that should be put in well tested and
> maintained code paths and be universally available, rather than
> relegated to "optional" component that will probably fall into
> disrepair, or make it hard to access or be inconsistent with the
> normal printing path.
> On the other hand, I don't see anybody changing such detailed
> settings arbitrarily on a print by print basis. The practical way of
> handling printer setup is with a labelled configuration. The
> configuration choice would be what can be set from the normal
> printing dialogue, while creating or altering a configuration would
> be a separate step "edit/create printer configuration". Where such
> configuration information would be kept, and the method for
> accessing and changing it is an interesting technical
> question. Ideally it should be a remotely available operation, so
> that creating or examining printing configurations can be done from
> any place that you can print a document from, accessible from the
> usual printer information GUI.

I have no problem with that.  After all, if you really need to, you
can create a new configuration from the editor.

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