KDE.org: Printing Mania: New KDE Printing Architecture UnveiledFeb 28, 2001, 20:17 (16 Talkback[s])
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"KDE developer Michael Goffioul today announced that he is actively addressing an area in KDE that warrants improvement: printing. He has committed source code to KDE CVS for a new KDE printing system to replace the limited Qt printing framework. Support for LPR, CUPS and PDQ printing systems is already there. Special emphasis is put on CUPS (Common Unix Printing System). The API is identical to the Qt API to enable developers to make use of it easily, but is significantly more flexible and configurable. For example, developers can easily add additional configuration pages to the print dialog to configure application-specific printing options, and can add filters to the printing structure to process the output. It also aims to provide a friendly user interface, including a print dialog, a KControl configuration module, a job viewer applet for the panel and a preview feature. People interested in supporting other systems should contact Michael and get involved now...."
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