Requesting feature freeze exemption for Gwenview

Louai Al-Khanji louai.khanji at
Sat Sep 1 22:15:22 BST 2007

On Saturday 01 September 2007 23:24:35 Andreas Hartmetz wrote:
> On Saturday 01 September 2007 00:18:54 Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
> > Kurt Pfeifle wrote:
> > > Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
> > >> In the light of the new release schedule, I would like to request a
> > >> feature freeze exemption until Beta3 for Gwenview
> > >> (kdegraphics/gwenview). This would give enough time to add the
> > >> following:
> > >> - Implement printing support
> > >
> > > Are you aware that you need to get KDEPrint into shape first,
> > > before you can expect reliable printing in $any_application?
> >
> > Hum... no. I must confess I very rarely print, so I have not tried to
> > print with any KDE4 application. How broken is KDEPrint right now?
> About 30% [+/- 40 %] or so of it work as intended and the source, while
> apparently structured reasonably well, is just a whole lot of code. This is
> why nobody stepped up to fix it, apparently. It looks just too daunting.
> Printing (with all the options and backends) itself is nontrivial, so...
> there seems to be no way around putting a whole lot of effort into it. And
> it doesn't help that most developers are busy getting their own stuff
> release ready.
> The more obscure parts of KDEPrint didn't even work right in KDE 3, at
> least for me. Double sided printing and so on - good luck... I had to use
> Acrobat Reader and printing to PDF from there to do this.
> So we are, basically, screwed until an experienced developer with enough
> time appears out of the blue.
> > Aurélien

For the record, double sided printing worked fine for me with several printers 
in KDE3, right out of the box.


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