Re: new module: eggcups

On Sat, 2004-07-17 at 07:49, Jody Goldberg wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 15, 2004 at 02:00:20PM -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> > 
> > As mentioned before, this requires a D-BUS patched CUPS daemon in order
> > to function at all.  For reference, I've added the patch to the eggcups
> > module.  I'd like to consider the eggcups module the canonical reference
> > for this patch, so if you are a distributor and adopt it, and need to
> > modify the patch for any reason, please let me know.
> > 
> > Unfortunately I don't think I'll have time in the near future to support
> > the non-DBUS case.
> This is going to be a sticking point.  While the d-bus support is
> definitely nice, I don't see us being able to depend on it's
> existence in GNOME proper.  On the corporate level we can all
> attempt to ship with the patch, but wearing my community hat I don't
> see us requiring it even when it merges into cupsd.  IMO we can't
> force a user to upgrade some piece of infrastructure to work.

Why? We can't halt progress because some users aren't willing to upgrade
another part of there system. In order to make great progress on the
integration front we need to be willing to say that different parts of
the stack need to be upgraded.


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