Garp: Gtk Add/Remove Printer

val val314159 at
Tue Aug 1 20:18:30 UTC 2006

On 8/1/06, Luzi Thoeny <lucius.antonius at> wrote:
> val X wrote:
> > I saw xubuntu wanted/needed a project like this, so i whipped one
> > together.  What's everyone think?
> glad to see some progress on this!
> is it right that you're basically just calling 'lpadmin' and 'lpinfo'
> through an os pipe? if that's really all that's needed, shouldn't it be
> easy to make xfprint do this upstream? (easy for a C coder, I mean...)
> luzi

I used lpstat too (:    I haven't looked at the code for xfprint, but
theoretically, yes.
but python is so much more fun than C.

for the next rev, i'm going to figure out how to turn on cups network-polling,
for detecting printers over the network.  Then it'll do everything
gnome-cups-manager does, except thier GUI is nicer/more helpful

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