So... mozilla has (by far) the best HTML->postscript conversion of any Unix tool. It would be nice to be able to do something like "mozilla --print source.html target.ps" and have mozilla render and generate a postscript file from source.html, without having to bring up a window or even be running X. This would allow (for example) the use of mozilla (or perhaps a new executable, mozprint) as part of a script to generate printed versions of web pages for documentation or things like that. Since there really aren't any other decent tools for printing modern HTML (html2ps stinks), this would be a really useful tool for the Unix community to have.
One note. Implementing this may involve some changes to the printing interfaces. Right now the nsIDeviceSpecPS interface and the ndIDeviceSpecGTK (or QT, or xlib, or whatever) interface are not completely independent as far as I can tell. They would need to be in order for this to work without running X. Ideally, the mozprint program should run on a machine without any graphics toolkit or X to link against...
This is a future capability.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → LATER
Target Milestone: --- → Future
*** Bug 73899 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
See also bug 5702, [rfe] print directly to printer from command line.
Summary: [RFE]ability to use printing capabilites from the command line for scripting → [RFE] print to postscript from command line
LATER is deprecated per bug 35839.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: LATER → ---
Assignee: dcone → rods
Status: REOPENED → NEW
Summary: [RFE] print to postscript from command line → print to postscript from command line
anybody working on this?
If someone were working on this: 1) They would have said so in the bug 2) There would be a target milestone 3) The bug status would almost certainly be "ASSIGNED" 4) There would almost certainly be no "helpwanted" keyword. That keyword means "no one is interested in working on this; if you are, speak up." So the answer is "No".
I would really like to have that feature.
Then you should convince (eg pay) someone to implement it. Complaining in the bug won't accomplish that.
This and bug 100571 are requesting the same feature. That bug has some more detailed discussion, so I'm resolving this one as a dup. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 100571 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago → 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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