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(New page: = Better Printing = == Summary == Management and handling of printers has been improved in many places. == Owner == * Name: Tim Waugh, Marek Kasik == Current status == * Targeted releas...)
 
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The system-config-printer UI has been overhauled to look friendlier
 
The system-config-printer UI has been overhauled to look friendlier
 
and more in line with modern desktop applications. system-config-printer
 
and more in line with modern desktop applications. system-config-printer
no longer needs to be run as root. [ Insert screenshots here ].
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no longer needs to be run as root.
  
 
The GTK+ print dialog gives more feedback about the status of printers,
 
The GTK+ print dialog gives more feedback about the status of printers,
 
e.g. printers which are out of paper show a little warning emblem on  
 
e.g. printers which are out of paper show a little warning emblem on  
 
their icon. Paused printers also show an emblem, and printers which
 
their icon. Paused printers also show an emblem, and printers which
are rejecting jobs are grayed out. [ Insert screenshots here ].
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are rejecting jobs are grayed out.  
 
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== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
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== User Experience ==
 
== User Experience ==
See the screenshots above (if there were any).
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Here are some screenshots that show the improvements:
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* Printer status feedback in the print dialog:
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[[Image:print-dialog.png]]
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* New system-config-printer interface:
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[Insert screenshot here]
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== Dependencies ==
 
== Dependencies ==

Revision as of 14:17, 25 July 2008

Contents

Better Printing

Summary

Management and handling of printers has been improved in many places.

Owner

  • Name: Tim Waugh, Marek Kasik

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora10
  • Last updated: 2008-07-24
  • Percentage of completion: 100%


Detailed Description

The system-config-printer UI has been overhauled to look friendlier and more in line with modern desktop applications. system-config-printer no longer needs to be run as root.

The GTK+ print dialog gives more feedback about the status of printers, e.g. printers which are out of paper show a little warning emblem on their icon. Paused printers also show an emblem, and printers which are rejecting jobs are grayed out.

Benefit to Fedora

Printing has traditionally been one of the more troublesome areas of the free desktop. Small improvements like these make the printing experience better for users.

Scope

Improvements to printer management have been implemented in system-config-printer. Improvements to the printing experience have been implemented in the print dialog in GTK+.

Test Plan

  • Open up system-config-printer as regular user. Notice no root password is asked. Verify that s-c-p asks for the password when necessary (TODO: more detail needed here)
  • Use an application that uses the gtk print dialog, like evince, and open

the print dialog.

User Experience

Here are some screenshots that show the improvements:

  • Printer status feedback in the print dialog:

Print-dialog.png

  • New system-config-printer interface:

[Insert screenshot here]


Dependencies

None.

Contingency Plan

Not needed. These are incremental improvements that have already landed in rawhide.

Documentation

None right now, besides the screenshots above (if there were any).

Release Notes