Workshops & BoFs/2011/Common Printing Dialog
| This is a proposed workshop for the DesktopSummit 2011 |
Common Printing Dialog
Printing out of desktop applications is done/managed by very many different dialogs, mostly depending on which GUI toolkit is used for an application. Some applications like OpenOffice.org have even their own dialogs. This is confusing the users a lot, having them to do the printing operation in many different ways. In addition, many dialogs are missing important features.
The idea of the Common Printing Dialog is to have one unique printing dialog for all desktops and applications, so that if a user knows how to print from application A he knows how to print from application B. In addition all functionality of the printer should be accessible and the dialog should be easy and intuitive to use.
All the mess of different broken and half-baken printing dialogs in Linux applications should be replaced by one Common Printing Dialog, feature-complete, designed by OpenUsability experts, meeting the needs of driver developers and printer manufacturers. The project made a lot of progress but is not yet completed and only if we complete it we can present it as ready-to-use patches to the KDE and GNOME projects.
1, We have funding to get the Qt version done. Who wants to code or fund the GTK version?
2. Integration of the CPD code into the upstream Qt, GTK, KDE, and GNOME projects
3. Report and discussion of CPD work done so far
4. Finding additional volunteer participants and sponsors in general.
- Till Kamppeter (email@example.com)
- Lars Uebernickel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Expected number of participants
Everyone can participate, no pre-registration needed
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