[Desktop_printing] PPD settings vs IPP options

Alexander Larsson alexl at redhat.com
Thu Feb 9 07:21:48 PST 2006

On Thu, 2006-02-09 at 09:33 -0500, Michael Sweet wrote:
> Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > I'm starting to look at the Gtk+ print dialog, and I have some questions
> > about how things are supposed to work.
> > ...
> > 1) Get the PPD file for the printer, use the PPD file to set up the UI
> > ...
> > 2) Get IPP attributes for the cups printer (media-supported,
> > ...
> > Is one way preferable over the other in any way? Does it ever make sense
> > to mix these different methods?
> As others have pointed out, the correct answer is 3:
>      3) Get the PPD file for the printer, use the PPD file to setup the
>         UI and then pass the PPD option selections as IPP attributes.

That sound cool to me. 

One question though. Can you do per-page settings somehow?

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