[kde-linux] system-config-printer

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Sun Mar 1 21:27:36 UTC 2009

Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Saturday 28 February 2009 20:28:20 david wrote:
>>> At that time a lot of people complained that they could print from
>>> everything except OO.  It didn't user either kprinter or CUPS, of course.
>>>  You had to 'install' the printer (and additional fonts) by using a
>>> dotfile from somewhere.  I can't remember the details.  It reminded me of
>>> the DOS days, when every app had to have its printer install done.
>> Hmm, I might once have had to do that long ago - like 6-7 years ago, but
>> that was several distros ago and haven't had to do that for either the
>> laser or the photo printer.
> I don't think it's anything like as long ago as that, but then time does get 
> distorted.  By the look of it, though, you are quite right.  It has changed a 
> lot.  I just pulled up a document and asked it to print, and it did find my 
> printer straight away.  That's a really big improvement.

I think the printing distinction between OO and CUPS/Linux went away 
with OO 1.x sometime. Or even with when OpenOffice came out of earlier 
versions of StarOffice. StarOffice was the one that wanted to provide 
its users with a platform-neutral desktop experience, so it tried its 
best to replace your usual desktop ...

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