Printer support in KDE 4.3

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sat Jun 13 09:14:16 BST 2009

>> 1) Whether a "kdeprint" like application has been integrated to allow
>> printer control from legacy apps
> There is no KPrinter for KDE-4 therefore, there is no "kprinter" command
> to replace "lpr" in non-KDE apps.

Should the user then rewrite the scripts with lpr, or can a kprinter
wrapper for lpr be devised?

>> 2) Whether the print dialog has been enhanced to allow for odd-even
>> page selection that is indispensable to do 2 sided printing on
>> non-duplexing printers?
> Developers are saying that this must go into Qt.  This seems like an
> unrealistic idea to me.

I found this:

which is passed off to this:

So I filed this:

> I would like to see a KPrinter that was similar to the print manager in
> OO (at least add the features, but some people seem to dislike it (I
> can't figure out why).

What features, specifically, do you like? Add them to the bug I filed!

Dotan Cohen
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