[Printing-architecture] Ubuntu Natty the first distribution which does automatic download of binary printer driver packages

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 13:31:20 PST 2011


On 02/25/2011 10:26 PM, Tim Waugh wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-02-25 at 13:40 +0100, Till Kamppeter wrote:
>> Tim, is there a new way to test the driver selection and
>> automatic-download for a given device ID without needing to modify the
>> code of system-config-printer and without having the appropriate printer
>> physically? Or do I need to re-develop this feature?
>
> Use: python newprinter.py --with-uri URI
> (requires current git master... I'll do a 1.3.2 release in a week or so)

Thank you very much.

And how do I supply a device ID, to simulate the discovery of a given 
printer model?

Does this also work with an installed copy of s-c-p (using the installed 
pycups and jockey), like

python /usr/share/system-config-printer/newprinter.py --with-uri URI

    Till


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