Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 118924
RFE: graphical print client
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:49:21 EST
/usr/share/printconf/util/print.py is a great little program to allow
you to select a printer to print to. It would be nice to have a
command in /usr/bin/ such as /usr/bin/system-select-printer so that it
could be used like kprinter to select a printer from any print dialog.
Is this being passed around a bit on the fedora-config-list to see if
anyone wants to work on it more? It'd be great if it expanded into a
printer option configuration tool, like kprinter.
worth investingating - he claims he has a gtk2 port in cvs somewhere.
currently gtk1 - but for fc3 might be gtk2 option.
packages of the gtk1 client built for fc2t2 are here:
I know it cannot be included, I'm not asking that it would be - but
it's a good place to look - and yes it does print correctly and set
options with reasonable sanity.
What about gnome-cups-manager ?
Isn't that for *configuring* queues, not for printing to them? [I
haven't looked in detail yet.]
What we're looking for in this RFE is a graphical application to act
yes, it's for configuring queues - which system-config-printers does
qtcups builds and runs on fc2 just fine - I know it's deprecated - but
it's a damn-sight faster than kprinter is.
For now I'll just install qtcups and tell people to use that for
This is something to think about for the future, though.
Any reason not to move the existing /usr/share/printconf/util/print.py
to /usr/bin/system-select-printer and tell people to use it for
non-kde apps? It does the essential task -- allows you to select a
print queue to print to in a pull-down menu, is faster than kprinter
as well, and would already be installed for most systems.
it doesn't do nearly enough. It'd be very limiting for most users and
I think frustrating. I think I'd rather see nothing than something
that had that few options.
In RHEL4 I still see no obvious way for a user to, from his default desktop,
configure printer options e.g. setting a printer to use duplex. What I'm looking
for is a graphical tool, that can do the same thing as the command line tool
lpoptions can. I suppose kprinter would solve my problem, but shouldn't there be
something slightly more integrated with the default gnome desktop?
I think the GTK+ print dialog solves this really.