[Desktop_printing] Usability: Printing roles, tasks and environments

Kurt Pfeifle k1pfeifle at gmx.net
Wed Mar 8 20:17:17 PST 2006

On Thursday 09 March 2006 01:30, Michael Sweet wrote:
> Kurt Pfeifle wrote:

> > Also, right now I'm working on a little article that shows how to
> > easily use and tweak your much underrated "make test" build target
> > in CUPS' SVN sources. I think this nifty little option is hardly 
> > known, even amongst Linux printing gurus. And now is the time to 
> > make them jump into the 1.2 waters (with a lifebelt around their 
> > bellies) so they can find the dangerous shoals and undercurrents 
> > *before* you do the first official 1.2.0 release...  ;-)

I'm surprised to see our 5 year old KDE GUI frontend to configure+edit 
cupsd.conf work *almost* without any additional tweaks when cupsd-1.2 
is running from the "make test" target. The only things to do are:

 * tell it that IPP_PORT is 8631, and 
 * tell it that ServerRoot is located in /tmp/cups-$USER/

However, a few things do not work, due to the test script folding
the usual directory structure into a more flat setup.

I suspect that all this will start to work if I modify the script 
to create a mirror structure of the subdirectories with a better 
fidelity to the real thing (underneath the temporary ServerRoot).

I'll check this tomorrow evening; I hope you'll accept a patch if
it works (it should then also make ESP Print Pro printer manager
configuration wizard work for the test runs  :)


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