Re: Some 2.6 thinking

On Tue, Apr 13, 2004 at 07:29:09PM +0800, James Henstridge wrote:
> Damon Chaplin wrote:
> >But GTK+ doesn't have a cross-platform printing architecture, which I
> >think is almost essential. I suppose a cross-platform sound API is
> >needed as well. I think Qt has both.
> > 
> >
> As far as printing goes, Cairo has a postscript backend (among others) 
> which would fill the role of creating spool files.  What it doesn't 
> cover is a way to send those spool files to the printer.

The FSG's papi api with existing wrapper to ipp/cups seems like a
good target for 'how to get the spool files to a printier'.
Unfortunately cairo's postscript backend is not exactly useful just
yet.  It currently rasterizes then ships the result as postscript ...
Beyond making for really large files, it also precludes doing smart
filtering ala gimp-print.

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