Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 127560
enable xprint support
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:45 EST
Please enable xprint in the mozilla build. When xprint isn't
installed, it's not used, so it's harmless.
If xprint *is* installed, mozilla can use it.
I say this since I just submitted xprint to Fedora Extras, and it
would be nice if the stock mozilla would support it:
We're not enabling xprint in the red hat builds.
Why I don't understand is why not? AFAIK, simply enabling the support
for it (even though xprint isn't installed or used) is harmless.
Does enabling xprint cause world hunger or hurt baby kittens somehow?
Because then we would have to support it long term. And xprint is not
our long term printing solution.
IMO, enabling the abililty to use xprint != having to support it. If
you *shipped* xprint too, that would be one thing... Further,
long-term solutions/plans aside, xprint is better than anything else
out there (for printing from mozilla anyway) *right now*.
Right now != next release.
For the record, I plan on having libgnomeprint for Mozilla implemented
Why should Xprint not be supported in Fedora? After all, Xprint will
be integrated into the official X11R6 (6.7.1) release from X.org.
What other solution(s) does Fedora Core 2 have for printing in
applications that are using the standard X libraries for graphics,
without having to write special printing code? IMHO the Xprint server
and C-libraries are excellent for this purpose.