Firefox and XPrint

Daniel Stone daniel at
Wed Jun 22 05:29:35 CDT 2005

On Tue, Jun 21, 2005 at 01:31:39PM -0400, Scott J. Henson wrote:
> Why is firefox not compiled with xprint support in Hoary?  I'm having
> much trouble with firefox's postscript module and getting it to print to
> most of our printers, but xprint seems to be able to print beautifully. 
> I was just wondering if there was a good reason Ubuntu descided to go
> without it.  Thanks.

We have made a conscious development decision not to support Xprint as
it generally causes more problems than it solves; we are tracking the
development of the Mozilla complex PostScript renderer, and it is
improving very rapidly.  We hope that it will continue to improve, and
that it will be able to print all the text soon.
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