KDE4 printing: results of IRC meeting

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Fri Sep 14 12:23:02 BST 2007

On Friday 14 September 2007 10:21:14 Thomas Zander wrote:
> > Special Printers
> > ================
> > Ability to choose to 'print' to a destination other than a physical
> > printer, e.g. PDF, PS File, Send Fax, E-Mail, etc.  These would not be
> > available under a pure Qt solution (other than PDF).  Highly desirable to
> > keep this ability in some form, if not from a print dialog.
> Since you can set a program (QPrinter::setPrintProgram()) it is my
> understanding that you can actually do this already.

That's something somewhat different. We want to have a set of default printers 
in all print dialogs. I'd say PS and PDF are a must. Those would be provided 
by Qt in all platforms.

Also, we want to add virtual printers to the print dialog, depending on the 
desktop's configuration. I don't think Qt can provide a standard "Send by 
email" printer, much less a "Send by fax".

This means I don't think we can do without a KPrintDialog wrapping around a 
QPrintDialog. Unless, of course, we made QPrintDialog detect KDE and use its 

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