Launchpad Entry: kubuntu-maverick-printer-tools
Contributors: JonathanRiddell, Daniel Nicoleti
Packages affected:printer-applet, system-config-printer-kde
New printer tools for KDE.
Kubuntu 10.10 comes with new printer monitoring and configuration tools
Existing tools are unmaintained.
Boab wants to change a setting in his printer. He uses the new printer tools to do this.
Features in new tools match old tools
Use the new printer tools in Kubuntu 10.10.
They should be packaged straight away in universe but not swapped for the existing ones until they match them for features without regressions. Notably the Add New Printer wizard should be complete for all methods and new printer detection needs to be added.
If we drop system-config-printer-kde we can drop the split in system-config-printer packaging.
BoF agenda and discussion
Connection dialog - line edit for host address - line edit for queue name - probe button that search for the queue name Samba smb://__________[Browse] -> which list the samba printers - Authentication -- Prompt user if authentication is required -- Set authentication now user and pass Probe network printer by it's address which hp-uri to probe to know if it's a supported printer priotize the protocols udev signals newPrinter another one use lsmod to detect if the another module is connected if we change, tell till to stop the splitting of s-c-p packages for simplicity