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Switch from YaST to desktop's printer config

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openSUSE 11.2 already ditched a few YaST modules that have native (GNOME/KDE) counterparts. One of the next steps should be printer configuration.

system-config-printer-kde is a port of GNOME's system-config-printer. The latter one is already available for openSUSE.

To package scp-KDE, a similar approach to the (K)Ubuntu one makes sense: Bundle the Python files used by both into a separate package (system-config-printer-common) and then make system-config-printer-gnome and system-config-printer-kde available.


icons/user_comment.png J. E. wrote: (7 years ago)

yast2-printer was replaced by gnome-printer and kde-printer? So now we have two sources of possible errors? Mh.

icons/user_comment.png a. f. wrote: (7 years ago)

i wonder to know why are we moving everything to a Desktop enviroment specific applications instead to stay on a central Desktop INDIPENDENT control panel like yast? Everything into one single place is IMHO the best way to go, in the same way.. what about if any of use use a desktop enviroment that for any reason lack of the module you are talking about? 

i disagree.

icons/user_comment.png T. R. wrote: (7 years ago)

If someone implemented a good printer dialog in KDE I think this would be a good idea.  At least for KDE most configuration tools are integrated into system settings, so having a printer dialog there would be good as well.  That being said, I don't think eliminating the openSUSE printer configuration is a good idea.

icons/user_comment.png M. K. wrote: (7 years ago)

Maybe not eliminating, but not installing it by default in desktop configurations. Native printer config GUIs for GNOME and KDE Desktop are sufficient. Servers may want to use YaST's tool, but for those it can be installed afterwards.

icons/user_comment.png R. L. wrote: (6 years ago)

I agree more with that idea. Besides, YaST works very well, and is reasonably simple.

Last change: 5 years ago
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