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K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Linux.com reviews K3b. "One of free software's premier applications, KDE's CD and DVD burning suite K3b, is about to hit the big 1-0. This milestone touts rewritten DVD video ripping and a refocused interface design. The new release represents a level of feature-completeness and stability that surpasses all previous K3b releases and, perhaps, all free software competitors."
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K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Posted Mar 10, 2007 18:37 UTC (Sat) by vmole (guest, #111) [Link]

But still no way to print labels for burned CDs. Is there any tool that does this? (Yes, cdlabelgen works, but you have to set that up yourself; I want a burner tool that interfaces to cdlabelgen or has its own label generator.) I mean, I'd think of the ~932 CD burning tools out there, *one* would think that creating labels for the new CD was of value. But I can't find it, and I've looked. Oh, gcombust interfaces to cdlabelgen, but apparently only with the filenames, not Ogg or FLAC tags.

K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Posted Mar 11, 2007 5:36 UTC (Sun) by frazier (guest, #3060) [Link]

Out of curiosity, are you looking for:
  • print labels (adhesive)?
  • Epson direct printing (via an inkjet printer... ...they do this and it's nice)
  • lightscribe
We have an Epson at the house in my Wife's office and when I printed some CDs recently it worked pretty good, but it's all Windows in there.
-Brock

K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Posted Mar 11, 2007 9:47 UTC (Sun) by AndyBurns (subscriber, #27521) [Link]

> We have an Epson at the house in my Wife's office and when I printed
> some CDs recently it worked pretty good, but it's all Windows

Supposedly Gutenprint (i.e. Gimp-Print 5.0) supports Epson CD printing under Linux.

K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Posted Mar 11, 2007 15:09 UTC (Sun) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

you are misunderstanding the problem

it's not that he can't get a printer to work with linux to print onto lables.

it's that none of the audio management tools that will create the CD (and therefor know _exactly_ what's on it) can create the label. instead he is forced to copy the list of tracks to another tool and use the other tool to create the label.

this sounds like it should be a trivial thing to implement

K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Posted Mar 11, 2007 19:14 UTC (Sun) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164) [Link]

send in a patch ;-)

K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Posted Mar 12, 2007 20:35 UTC (Mon) by dennisk (guest, #12308) [Link]

Actually you can print the labels in OO.org or InkScape using the template that Epson provides just Google on "epson CD template" to find the one for your printer.

The template is simply an A4 page with circles outlining the CD. It's very easy to make one yourself.

In OO.org use Open Office Draw; it's easier to fine tune the position of the circles. Put the circles on their own layer and double click the layer tab to make your guides non-printable and locked then put you text and graphics on another printable layer.

Dennisk
Phoenix Linux Users Group
"Penguins in the desert"

K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Posted Mar 11, 2007 22:11 UTC (Sun) by vmole (guest, #111) [Link]

None of the above :-)

I shouldn't have written "label". I should have written "cd jewelbox insert".

And the later reply was correct: the problem is not printer support, the problem is that none[1] of the cd burner tools will take the information it clearly has (since they display the tag info), and transfer it to cdlabelgen, which will print a nice label ("cd jewelbox insert"). Steve [1] That I've been able to find.

K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Posted Mar 13, 2007 8:42 UTC (Tue) by hein.zelle (guest, #33324) [Link]

You can use a combination of kover and k3b for jewelcase cover printing. Last time I tried the coupling between the two wasn't as smooth as I would have expected, but kover can open k3b files and generate an appropriate jewelcase cover.

The interface for kover is somewhat horked on my debian system (too small window and not resizable), but since I've set it up to use larger fonts it works quite well for me. Kover can also look up cd contents using cddb, so you're not obliged to use k3b files if you don't want to.

K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Posted Mar 11, 2007 19:10 UTC (Sun) by johnkarp (guest, #39285) [Link]

FWIW, there is a bug filed for that, since 2003:
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=60272

You could vote if you like.

K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Posted Mar 11, 2007 22:13 UTC (Sun) by vmole (guest, #111) [Link]

So I went to vote, and discovered it wants me to create an account. I hate bugzilla.

K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Posted Mar 12, 2007 5:09 UTC (Mon) by lacostej (guest, #2760) [Link]

> it wants me to create an account

You want anonymous voting ?

How do you want it to be able keep track of the votes ?
How do you want it to be able to disallow mass/spam voting ?

> I hate bugzilla

I may be wrong but what you hate is maybe creating another account.

Maybe they will use something like openid in the future ?

K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Posted Mar 12, 2007 17:18 UTC (Mon) by vmole (guest, #111) [Link]

I hate bug systems that require me to register. Making it hard to report bugs is counter-productive. And it's unnecessary - the Debian BTS accepts any e-mail, and given the size of the community has very few problems. Yeah, there are a few jerks, but a registration requirement wouldn't keep them out.

Yes, it would slightly more tolerable if *all* bugzilla instances shared a single ID.

K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Posted Mar 13, 2007 7:24 UTC (Tue) by job (guest, #670) [Link]

On the other hand, sharing a single ID is equivalent to anonymous commenting with regards to all the spam and the idiots.

K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Posted Mar 13, 2007 14:42 UTC (Tue) by vmole (guest, #111) [Link]

Huh? How is my being able to the same Bugzilla registration for KDE, GNOME, and Mozilla the same thing as anonymous?

K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Posted Mar 16, 2007 20:22 UTC (Fri) by job (guest, #670) [Link]

It is not, but sharing accounts between *all* bugzilla installations is.

K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Posted Mar 16, 2007 21:47 UTC (Fri) by vmole (guest, #111) [Link]

I'm guessing you're thinking of trollguy setting up his own Bugzilla and creating arbitrary accounts. My guess is a troll willing to go to that effort could just as easily script creation of arbitrary accounts and bug submission at the project Bugzillas. I just don't see this as that big a problem. With 10+ years of experience with the Debian BTS (e-mail submission, trivial to spam) we just don't see that much experience with anonymous trolls. We do have a few *non-anonymous* trolls, but registration isn't going to stop them.

K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Posted Mar 12, 2007 17:22 UTC (Mon) by vmole (guest, #111) [Link]

Oh, w.r.t. anonymous voting, I don't ask that it be anonymous -- requiring an e-mail address is fine. But I don't want to be "registered" at your site. And come on, is mass voting really a problem? For that matter, does any one actually look at the votes? People fix the bugs they are interested in, not the ones that other people are interested in. (I'm not accusing the KDE project in particular, it's just a general observation.)

K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Posted Mar 13, 2007 9:11 UTC (Tue) by malor (guest, #2973) [Link]

Yeah, it's a little bit annoying, but they can be more certain their system isn't being abused. It's obviously not a huge problem, but why invite any problems at all? And registering with a bugzilla isn't like registering with a commercial entity... it's not like they're going to spam you or anything.

They get significant benefit from the registration process (unique user tracking, some spoof resistance, and the ability to contact you for follow up questions after a bug report), and you lose just a little time. Seems like a reasonable tradeoff.

Also worth considering: you've probably spent more effort on the replies here than you would have just registering an account. :)

K3b enters new era with approaching 1.0 release (Linux.com)

Posted Mar 13, 2007 14:46 UTC (Tue) by vmole (guest, #111) [Link]

You've listed a lot of benefits for the Bugzilla administrator, and none at all for the user who is spending their time to benefit your project.

Also worth considering: you've probably spent more effort on the replies here than you would have just registering an account. :)

But I already have an account here at LWN :-)


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