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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Posted May 22, 2012 15:35 UTC (Tue) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Normally I am happy to see new developments, but I personally really don't understand the point. The 'print spool' itself has never been much of a problem.
It's the printers themselves and the applications needed to properly support print jobs.
Like: I have to print labels in a automated manner on a Xerox Laser using PCL. Or a home label maker. Or if I want to use a Lexmark printer in Linux or the dozens and dozens of things that Linux tends to really suck at.
The task 'Add or remove pdfs from print spool' doesn't strike me as a problem that users had to overcome in the past. Other then the fact that the GUIs for selecting printers and printer features are miserable, tend to be missing controls, and have no consistency.
Posted May 22, 2012 15:39 UTC (Tue) by gioele (subscriber, #61675)
From the dbus homepage:
> D-Bus […] makes it simple […] to launch applications and daemons on demand when their services are needed.
Posted May 22, 2012 23:05 UTC (Tue) by lindi (subscriber, #53135)
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