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xprint should not require manual resolution setting for every printer



Core Graveyard
Printing: Xprint
15 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Jim Gottlieb, Assigned: Masaki Katakai)



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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021215
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:1.23

In order to get xprint to print properly, it needs to know the resolution (set
in DPI) of each printer.  While this might not be a big deal for a home user
with one  printer, this is totally unacceptable for a company.

We have many many printers, all managed by CUPS, and it is impossible for me to
manually set and keep up to date this information, just for xprint.  Besides,
the user can change the resolution of their printout in the print dialog box
that pops up for each job, which would again make xprint fail.

If xprint needs knowledge of the printer, why not use the PPD files that already
exist.  This is what OpenOffice/StarOffice does and is much easier to manage.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

Comment 1

15 years ago
Jim Gottlieb - you are aware that XPrint works over the network and that many
users can share one Xprt server? there is absolutely no need to setup and run a
Xprint server per workstation

Comment 2

15 years ago
this sounds like a Xprt postscript driver bug and is not related to mozilla
it may be better to move the bug report to http://xprint.mozdev.org/ where it
would fit much better and would get much more attention...

Comment 3

14 years ago
I agree with Bjoern... please file a bug under http://xprint.mozdev.org/ ...
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
OS: SunOS → Solaris
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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