[arch-dev-public] restructure our printing system
thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Jun 22 09:22:04 EDT 2007
Could you be more specific?
> - package only still developed software
Which software do we have that is not developed? Usually, I think
dropping undeveloped software is only necessary if it requires work to
stay compatible. If a certain piece of software just sits there, works,
and never has to be recompiled, I say leave it there.
> - stick with stable tree releases
Again, which packages are not from the stable release?
> - drop outdated packages/move to AUR rarely
> - improve features
> the last point will force us to have almost all printing related
> packages in either current or extra. now they are splitted and can not
> depend on each other.
Again, what features? Examples please.
> i suggest to move such hardware related packages + virtual printers all
> into current/system or current/office. but extra would also be fine for
Depends on how we define current. IMO extra would be just fine.
Generally, I need printing and want it to work, so if any of the above
points actually need improvement, I am giving it a +1 (but as I said, I
need to understand your specific concerns first).
Testing will be difficult, as I only have one laser printer (pxlmono
driver, ppd is in foomatic somewhere) and access to one post script
model. I guess nobody here has more than 2 or 3 printers.
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