KDE4 printing: results of IRC meeting

Kurt Pfeifle k1pfeifle at gmx.net
Fri Sep 14 10:48:44 BST 2007

John Layt wrote:

> CUPS Support: 
> =============
> I haven't seen any info on exactly what CUPS version and features QPrinter 
> supports, all I know is it supports CUPS and LPD.  I'm not even sure how much 
> of CUPS that QPrinter needs to support, and how much is more kcm stuff.
> If Qt already fully/mostly supports 1..1 & 1.2 and has committed to full
> 1.3/1.4 support in due course, then that makes things a no-brainer. KDEPrint 
> has mostly complete 1.1 support, partial 1.2 support, and 1.3 is a 
> pipe-dream.

"partial 1.2 support -- 1.3 support a pipe-dream" sounds a bit too
dramatic, because to my "non-native English" ears it implies that KDE
can't print with a CUPS 1.3 system.

1.2 added new features over 1.1, and 1.3 added even more features. How-
ever, KDEPrint does not even support features from CUPS 1.1 which were
added in the later stages of the CUPS 1.1.x development cycle. It is
all these *extensions* that KDE does not (or only partially) support.

More details here:


Kurt Pfeifle
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