system-config-printer-kde in KDE SVN

Nicolas Ternisien nicolas.ternisien at
Mon Sep 1 22:56:16 BST 2008


I've just saw your mail... Sorry for the delay.

Before importing it to KDE Admin, I would like to know what are the
plan with the KDE 4 porting of kdeprint. Even if it was a powerful and
complicated tool to configure printers, I just want to be sure if it
will never be ported and included in KDE.

In any case, this kind of feature (configuring a printer) is so
important that I'm not sure it could be included by default in KDE
Admin if KDE Base or Utils could be nice places too.

What are your opinions ?

PS : The fact that it is written in Python should not relaunch the
debate we already had about this (however it could not go in anywhere
in KDE tree)

Nicolas Ternisien

On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 6:36 PM, Jonathan Riddell <jriddell at> wrote:
> Hi, I'd like to propose Kubuntu's system-config-printer-kde goes into
> kdeadmin for KDE 4.2.
> It is a tool to configure printers with CUPS, since kdeprint went away
> with KDE 4 we have lacked any printer configuration tool.  It is a
> port of the Gnome system-config-printer by Red Hat to KDE and uses
> PyKDE and PyCUPS.
> Screenshot
> It is unfortunately not complete compared to the Gnome version, but it
> does allow users to configure useful CUPS and printer options as well
> as adding new ones (when they havn't already been detected by
> printer-applet or advertised on the network).  I hope to keep working
> on it to include all the features of the Gnome version and to make it
> conform to the UI review done by Celeste.
> Richard Johnson has volunteered to write some documentation.
> Please try it out now from kdereview and let me know how it works for you.
> Jonathan

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