"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...."