• Avahi support for CUPS 1.5.0

    The Avahi support for CUPS has been ported to 1.5.0 now.  I’ve updated the git repository (tracking upstream CUPS, as well as having feature branches for Avahi): git://fedorapeople.org/home/fedora/twaugh/public_html/cups-avahi.git Fedora packages for F-16 and rawhide have been built.

  • More D-Bus goodness in system-config-printer

    Previously I’ve described the D-Bus activation of dialogs in system-config-printer-1.3.  That D-Bus interface has been extended to help improve GNOME. Fedora 15 has been released for a little while now, including GNOME 3.  One of the great new features in this release of GNOME is the System Settings window.  It is easily accessed from the […]

  • Using system-config-printer from D-Bus

    One of the new features in system-config-printer-1.3 is that various dialogs are can now be invoked using D-Bus.  The details of this are in the file scp-dbus-service.py but here is a summary. The general idea is that new instances of the New Printer and Printer Properties dialogs, as well as a single instance of the […]

  • Printing Test Day

    Fedora 15’s Printing Test Day is next week: Tuesday March 29th. This test day is for testing all aspects of printing, including setting up the printer, sharing printers on the network, and printing jobs. If you have access to a printer, please come along and help test things out!

  • Adding a printer to CUPS

    The GNOME 3 printer settings module looks like it will be great. The plan for adding a new printer is deceptively ambitious: the user interface design is that you click “+”, choose a printer device, and then click “Add” and the job is done. For those unfamiliar with printing, this sounds easy enough. To make […]