[Digikam-devel] Printing in kde 4

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 15:00:41 GMT 2008

2008/12/2 Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Angelo Naselli <anaselli at linux.it>
> Date: 2008/12/2
> Subject: Re: Printing in kde 4
> To: Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>
> lunedì 01 dicembre 2008 alle 16:06, Gilles Caulier ha scritto:
> > yes, sound like similar. To be clear, original KDE3 printing code been
> > inspired from Kuickshow code plus later your personal code inspired from
> > GWenview. Kuickshow has already ported to KDE4 here :
> >
> >
> http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/extragear/graphics/kuickshow/src/printing.h?revision=737039&view=markup
> >
> http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/extragear/graphics/kuickshow/src/printing.cpp?revision=888239&view=markup
> >
> That is what I/we have to do in digikam.
> Unfortunately that can't solve our problem in printwizard :/
> To udnderstand what i mean, you can consider the problem was already
> present in kde3, e.g. we configure
> things and pass to [K|Q]Printer data, that can be changed and can override
> printwizard choices.
> The right thing should be use Printer interface info into wizard. Imagine
> to choose page size from QPrintDialog
> and use it to choose printwizard layout page (for instance A4-> 8 photos
> per page).
> And that's why i'd like to know how to get setting changhes from
> QPrintDialog or similar as soon as they are
> changed.
> But at the moment we have another issue, e.g. if i choose A6 (for instance)
> from printwizard, and i set it
> up on QPrintDialog, it is not shown, you see old settings. If you read (get
> methods) data back, they seem to
> be set, but not shown, and if you change anything on QPrintDialog you loose
> your settings. I mean touch
> margins for instance and you loose pagesize settings...

And why not to take a look in gutenpint ?

In Mandriva, i can see 2 developement packages : libgutenprint2 and

under gimp, this tool is very fast and work very well. i thinks it can be
easy to use it in your plugin...


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