[Printing-architecture] Another Common Dialog

peter sikking peter at mmiworks.net
Fri Apr 17 11:21:27 PDT 2009


> Have you ever considered creating/defining a Common Status/ 
> Monitoring Dialog.

for printing: sure that is the next project, together with
printer installation.

> CUPS may have something already but does it support multi-function  
> devices sub-units like fax, scan, memory card, etc and can it  
> provide the status/monitoring information on a sub-unit by sub-unit  
> basis or as a roll-up for the entire MFD or both????

for users printing, faxing, scanning, memory card reading are
totally unrelated activities. so it follows that faxing, scanning,
memory card reading is never going to be seen in a printing dialog
and also not in a status/monitoring dialog.


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