AW: [Desktop_printing] Role of CUPS and error handling

Cristian Tibirna tibirna at
Sun Apr 2 16:48:26 PDT 2006

On 2 April 2006 18:43, Kurt Pfeifle wrote:
> KDEPrint as we know it now is already 5 years old. And yet it is
> more powerful for common use than what Windows provides. (Granted,
> it has become a bit out of sync with CUPS developments, and there
> are about half a dozen CUPS print options which are not supported
> by kprinter because development was nearly dormant for the last 2
> years; also, the KDE GUI does not any longer support setting of
> all options for cupsd.conf -- so for now I've stopped promoting
> it to my customers as a tool that lets them remotely configure
> their CUPS servers... Now with CUPS-1.2 being rolled out that
> missing piece will really start to hurt KDE...).

I hear you and I am as pained.

When I attempted to take over from Michael 10 months ago, I still had 2h/day 
that I thought would be able to dedicate to kdeprint.

My priorities are (in order) 
- CUPS-1.2 and new features, 
- Qt-4, 
- bugs gallery
- usability 
- peanuts (pdf tools, etc.)

Passed through new cups api twice. Still need time to get accustomed.

Last 6 months (October to February++) saw me completely overwhelmed. KDE was 
far down on priorities list. Things start to come back. Yet, any help is more 
than welcome.

Thanks for listening.

Cristian Tibirna
KDE developer .. tibirna at ..

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