KDE4 printing: results of IRC meeting

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sat Sep 15 11:22:17 BST 2007

Pau Garcia i Quiles wrote:
>One very interesting point made by Kurt is using the KDE print system  
>from non-KDE applications. Will the approach proposed by the TrollTech  
>guys allow this? Will I be able to use the KDE print system from  
>Firefox, Adobe Acrobat, etc?


The KDE printing system is KDE's. Unless you modify those applications to 
use that printing system, they won't use it.

The fact that you could configure those applications's "lp" command -- 
i.e., pipe the PostScript to it and let it print -- to be kprinter is 
unrelated. Read my email again: it doesn't have to be part of the 
printing system. It can be any application that reads PostScript as its 
input and shows a print dialog.

One other thing: more "modern" applications no longer let you configure 
the lp command.

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