[Printing-architecture] Concept for PPD-less CUPS-spooled printing on Bonjour-discovered network printers

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Wed Nov 20 17:26:53 UTC 2013


Generally speaking, I don’t recommend showing the printer status in the chooser since that is a discovery/selection step. A busy or offline printer status is temporary, so it probably isn’t a criteria for a user picking a particular printer.  A printer that is truly “down” will not be browsable.

FWIW, I *do* think it is appropriate to show the status once a printer is selected (including the number of jobs in queue), and to update the status when it changes.

On Nov 20, 2013, at 11:01 AM, Marek Kasik <mkasik at redhat.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've filled bug for the waking of Avahi printers up here:
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=712751 .
> Unfortunately the print dialog doesn't show state of such printers
> before user selects them because I don't have information about paused
> state (e.g. through "printer-state-reasons") of the printer in TXT records.
> Regards
> Marek
> On 11/15/2013 05:14 PM, Marek Kasik wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> just an update. I'm working on the problem of waking avahi printers up
>> in gtk print dialog. It will show just name, location and state when the
>> printer is not selected but once it is selected it will perform an IPP
>> request to get its abilities.
>> Regards
>> Marek

Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer, PWG Chair

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