Fwd: Print Dialog - next steps

John Layt jlayt at kde.org
Thu Sep 19 08:43:11 UTC 2013

On 18 September 2013 08:18, David Faure <faure at kde.org> wrote:
> On Monday 09 September 2013 14:07:31 Martin Klapetek wrote:
>> 5) In KF5 the KdePrintDialog stuff can either be removed entirely, or more
>> conservatively modified to no longer insert the extra KDE Cups widgets and
>> modifications so they don't appear twice.  Discuss with Kevin and David
>> which they would prefer.
> What else does KdePrintDialog bring?
> I assume nothing, and your suggestion is merely for source compatibility,
> right?
> Martin: please use lxr.kde.org to see how much it's used. If less than 5
> times, kill it. If more than 50, provide it in kde4support. In between, use
> your own judgement (more precisely, choose whichever option will lead to less
> effort overall, trimming down KdePrintDialog vs porting all usages).

All it provided was the extra CUPS features, there's no other benefit
to it unless we want to add any other KDE features to the print dialog
that we can't convince the print maintainer to include :-)  I can't
think of anything we would need to add, everything else we want needs
new cross-platform api in Qt.

It gets used in all KDE applications that want to print, lxr says
exactly 50 actual uses, I remember spending a day to port them all for
4.0 :-)  They would almost all be a 1 line change, or 2 lines if
adding widgets.


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