[maemo-users] Printing (N800)

From: Peter Flynn peter.flynn at mars.ucc.ie
Date: Mon Nov 23 11:31:28 EET 2009
Attila Csipa wrote:
> On Monday 23 November 2009 01:13:02 Aniello Del Sorbo wrote:
>> I think we can do it in the community.
>> Prepare needed packages to install on the device (cups) and even port
>> some nice Setup UI to Maemo.
>> I can easily re-add printing support to Xournal, not a problem at all.
> Just to warn people to prevent potential oopses - some of the libraries were 
> compiled without any printing support (for example Qt). That might make things 
> a tad more difficult depending on how printing is implemented in a given app.

As handhelds get faster and bigger (virtually) this should become less 
of a problem, although there is the conceptual difficulty of persuading 
the designers to consider printing.

I did some more tests, both with plaintext files and PDFs, and all of 
them print in microscopically small type (they print normally when done 
to the same printer from a regular desktop machine). I'm not clear why 
this should be. Something in CUPS, as that is the only thing in use for 

Printing direct from the apps would be nice, but as there is often a way 
to generate PDF, just having a print-from-PDF would do.

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