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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Firefox GTK+ Integration
Posted May 28, 2008 13:09 UTC (Wed) by dskoll (subscriber, #1630)
FF 2.0 will produce PostScript even if it doesn't detect printers, AFAIK.
Posted May 29, 2008 0:07 UTC (Thu) by roc (subscriber, #30627)
Sure, because FF2 had its own print dialog with its own CUPS integration etc. But there were a
lot of problems with that, so we switched to the GTK+ print support.
Now you will say that to ensure things keep working for all users, we need to ship support for
the old print code as well as the GTK+ integration code. Of course, if we did that, people
would complain about bloat.
Posted May 29, 2008 2:53 UTC (Thu) by dskoll (subscriber, #1630)
Posted May 29, 2008 5:53 UTC (Thu) by roc (subscriber, #30627)
We wouldn't want to provide "available by default" UI for a feature that only people with
broken print setups would use.
Someone could write an extension though. This PDF output extension might work for you if you
can post-process the PDF. It probably only needs slight tweaks to make it output PS instead.
Posted May 29, 2008 12:45 UTC (Thu) by dskoll (subscriber, #1630)
Print-to-PDF extension is perfect. Thank you!
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