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Le 24/11/12 00:36, webmaster-Kracked_P_P a écrit :

Hi all,

with packages other than LO.  It is up to the developers to get the
print commands in LO and the commands from the OS commands for the
printers to match up.  The problem is that the developers do not have
all of the 1,000 or more printers to test on.

I second those remarks. The origins of most of the print problems that
people are experiencing today (the bug list is already quite long) lies
in the decision to switch to CUPS as the printing engine rather than
Postscript. This decision was made sometime during 3.3
development by the then project warden Sun/Oracle. The problem is that
CUPS is not homogeneously implemented across all OSes and all
distributions, some distribs patch their version of CUPS quite heavily,
some use a combination of CUPS and Gutenprint and some just do their own
thing. The upshot of this is that many of the printer driver features
that could previously be hand-tailored by editing a PPD file are no
longer supported for certain printer models. So now, users are dependent
on the CUPS printer driver being capable of supporting all those options
and that those options are interpreted correctly by the CUPS engine used
in LO (which has its own bugs/deficiencies) - sigh.

There has been some discussion on the developer list as to what to do
about the problems, but unfortunately, I didn't seem to be able to draw
any conclusions from what had been decided.


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