KDE4 printing: results of IRC meeting

Jos Poortvliet jospoortvliet at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 10:42:32 BST 2007

On 9/15/07, Thiago Macieira <thiago at kde.org> wrote:
> So, to summarise:
> *MY* ideal world would be to have all of those "virtual printers" show up
> as different options in the File menu. The print dialog would only have
> real printers.

I do agree with this. I know it's lovely each KDE app can print to
pdf, but many users don't discover that. I could see this would be
more work for app developers (they have to specifically allow printing
to PDF, right?) but maybe something can be done about it. Its a pity
we don't have much time left for KDE 4, it'd be lovely to really
rethink a few things in the file menu. Like save, save as, print and
export - can't these all be integrated? Getting rid of save would be
great (autosave & save undo), save as == export, open == import? maybe
even integrate printing in saving or something... saving to a

aaah well.

> This is completely untested for usability or even code-feasibility. It's
> just a "wild guess" on my part (I won't even call it an "educated
> guess").

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