[haiku-development] Re: GSoC Project - Continue the CUPS port

  • From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2010 09:33:08 +0200

"Ithamar R. Adema" <ithamar.adema@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Besides all this there is a certain amount of cleanup to do in the 
> current printing architecture, as there's a whole lot of shared code 
> floating about at different places in the Haiku source tree that 
> should, 
> IMNSHO should be integrated into the print_server. A discussion on 
> this, 
> especially wether or not we want to keep R5 backwards compatibility 
> on 
> printer driver/transport add on level would be appropriate (dropping 
> that would make it possible to have a much cleaner addon structure 
> for 
> the print_server, making all this much easier).
> I was planning to discuss a lot of this @ BeGeistert, but an earlier 
> discussion on the list wouldn't hurt either I guess...

Then bring it on! :-)
If we get CUPS, I don't think keeping backwards compatibility is 
important at all, BTW.
However, I'm not really familiar with the current architecture, so I 
probably don't see the improvements a new one would give us :-)


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