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Print dialog should have a "send email after job has been printed"-checkbox

NEW
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P3
enhancement
17 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: roland.mainz, Unassigned)

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Linux
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Description

17 years ago
RFE: Unix print dialog should have a checkbox "send email after job has been
completed" (see lp(1), option "-m") ...

Comment 1

17 years ago
putting this into my rfe list.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → REMIND
Target Milestone: --- → Future
REMIND is deprecated per bug 35839.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: REMIND → ---
->rods
Assignee: dcone → rods
Status: REOPENED → NEW
(Reporter)

Comment 4

17 years ago
rods:
What about adding a enum field to nsIPrintSettings with the following values:
- NotifyNone (default)
- NotifyDialog
- NotifyEMail
?

Comment 5

17 years ago
Why? Does it take that long to print?
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Priority: -- → P3
(Reporter)

Comment 6

17 years ago
rods wrote:
> Why? Does it take that long to print?

Think about the scenarios of shared network printers or printers which need to
be manually fed with the media by the operator (like a DIN-A0 poster printer).

For example: Our university's large poster printer has six queues, each queue
represents one type of paper which needs to be manually swapped (by the
operator). All queues accept jobs but only one queue is actually processed (that
one which matches the paper type currently inserted into the printer). If that
queue becomes empty the operator swapps the paper type and starts to process
another non-empty job queue.
Since this may take a day or more until your job is processed you may want to
get an email when the job has been completed... :)

Or just think about a case where multiple people want to print their documents 
- usually with 80 pages; 120 copies of that document (for example... whole lab
goes to a meeting/workshop and everyone wants to print his/her stuff... then the
printer is busy all the time and it may need some hours until "your" job is
being processed...).

On Unix the commeand "lpr" as the "-m" switch to send email when the job has
been send to the printer (which means that the job is currently being
processed).

Mhhh... maybe we should indicate the difference between "job send to printer"
and "job completed" (printing a DIN A0 poster may take some hours in the worst
case) ...
Assignee: rods → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
QA Contact: sujay → printing
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