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Re: hplip: hp-toolbox advertising?



Bernard Johnson píše v Út 27. 03. 2007 v 10:21 -0600:
> Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > I can see the point of putting things in the menus which are explicitly
> > installed by the user. But to force everything that is in the default
> > install into the menus just because somebody thought it would be a good
> > idea to write in the packaging guideline that "every gui app has to have
> > a desktop file" will quickly lead to unusable menus. 
> 
> But let's look at why it's in the default install:
> 
> http://hplip.sourceforge.net/
> "The HPLIP project provides printing support for 1,139 printer models,
> including Deskjet, Officejet, Photosmart, PSC (Print Scan Copy),
> Business Inkjet, LaserJet, and LaserJet MFP."
> 
> 1139 is not an insignificant number.  Oh, and the fact that we don't
> have the ability to decide intelligently if it needs to be installed.

But it could be a task for system-config-printer - it detects printers
and installs printer specific packages. It could be perhaps some
connection between driver name and required packages.


		Dan



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