Month: June 2007

  • Unsettled weather

    The weather has been quite unsettled and difficult to predict in the last few weeks. But I will say this: it makes for interesting clouds to look at.

  • Eating outdoors

    I love the idea of eating outside, but when it comes to it I don’t particularly enjoy having insects I don’t know what are buzzing round me. Next time I find myself in that situation I’ll have to remember to look at the Tree of Life Project (found via things magazine) to see if I […]

  • “New Printer” bubbles: working (almost)

    I just built hal-cups-utils-0.6.11-2.fc8 which finishes off the “new printer” notifications. It’s all working, except for bugs in other packages: libnotify isn’t telling me when the user has clicked the “Configure” button (this bug is driving me mad trying to chase it down) SELinux is now preventing HPLIP from probing for attached printers, so we […]

  • Unhooking the foomatic parser

    There is now a proper PPDs class in the printer admin tool, capable of indexing the PPDs that CUPS returns in a variety of useful ways. This means system-config-printer no longer needs to parse the foomatic XML database when looking for a printer driver, starting from version 0.7.67.

  • foo2zjs: not my fault

    This sort of thing gets me down. I get a bug report that someone can’t use their printer, and it turns out it’s because it needs the foo2zjs driver. I can’t add foo2zjs to Fedora for legal reasons (as far as I can tell), and when I explained that to them, with a link to […]