AW: [Desktop_printing] Role of CUPS and error handling

Michael Sweet mike at
Sun Apr 2 13:31:42 PDT 2006

Robert L Krawitz wrote:
> ...
>    Both situations do require some specialized UI, but that UI would,
>    IMHO, be inappropriate for a word processor or web browser.
> Perhaps, although there could be an "extended settings" panel or the
> like.  If someone's viewing some kind of tagged image in a browser, it
> might be useful.
> I disagree that it's not useful in a word processor -- maybe not as
> useful, but I wouldn't say it's not useful at all.  Consider the case
> of someone writing a document about color management.

I don't think that someone will be asking for a particular black
to use for the text... :)

Obviously, there *are* use cases for color management in ordinary
documents, but the question is whether the advanced controls need
to be in every application.

>    FWIW, I'm not against providing these kinds of options or working
>    to support high-end use scenarios.  My questions and concerns are
>    driven by wanting to determine the actual requirements and use
>    cases, so that we can actually implement something that works for
>    everyone.
> Well, there's always some tension between "do it right" and "do it
> right now", and I'd like to resolve that in a reasonable way also.
> However, sometimes it's hard to know what's needed until there's a
> useful prototype out there.  I don't want us to be in a situation
> where we don't get any requirements and use cases because nobody's
> even trying to push the envelope.

Definitely do prototyping!  Once we have enough data, we can define
the standard way to support it...

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software

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