[Desktop_printing] How to make a good GUI for page overrides

Craig Bradney cbradney at zip.com.au
Tue Feb 14 14:51:32 PST 2006

On Tuesday 14 February 2006 17:10, Till Kamppeter wrote:
> Michael Sweet wrote:
> > It is important to note that Till's Foomatic implementation does
> > not use valid IPP attribute names, and the encoding of those
> > options will likely break with some of the final CUPS 1.2 changes
> > to support collection attribute values on the command-line.  Also,
> > we already have some of the page override stuff in place in CUPS
> > 1.2 (Apple's AP_FIRSTPAGE_foo options are already implemented
> > along with %%IncludeFeature comments), so most of the Foomatic
> > features are covered.  Finally, Foomatic does not play well with
> > Windows and MacOS client printing...
> >
> > In short, please don't depend on Foomatic for this kind of
> > functionality...
> My intention was not to find a GUI for Foomatic, but a general GUI for
> page overrides. I only mentioned Foomatic as an example for an
> implementation. The problem which I was thinking about here, is finding
> an easy-to-use way to express page overrides in GUI widgets, not about
> what is happening on the wire whwn the user has chosen his settings.

You might also want to throw into the mix documents that have multiple sized 
pages and orientations  :).


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