Issue 94184 - Support for the Common Printing Dialog
Summary: Support for the Common Printing Dialog
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Product: gsl
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.1
Hardware: All Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: OOo 3.x
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-09-22 17:17 UTC by tillkamppeter
Modified: 2013-07-30 02:18 UTC (History)
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Description tillkamppeter 2008-09-22 17:17:51 UTC
On the Printing Summits which I have organized as part of the OpenPrinting
project, developers of the Linux printing environments, desktops, applications,
printer manufacturers, and usability experts have agreed on creating a Common
Printing Dialog so that users have the same printing dialog with all
applications and desktops. The dialog was designed by the OpenUsability project
and you can see its specs and links to pages about it here:

The dialog is supposed to be provided by the desktop environments and accessed
from the applications by a D-Bus API (specs:

The dialog is not only a common dialog for all desktops and applications, it is
also the most feature-complete and a concept designed by the OpenUsability
project. So replacing the dialog of by this one would be a great
step forward in many aspects. Switching to the new dialog will also fix issue

What needs to be changed on is replacing the current dialog by
appropriate D-Bus calls to call the new dialog. As the new dialog is not yet
available everywhere one could run the old built-dialog if the D-Bus call to the
new dialog stays unanswered. For testing the D-Bus interfaces the development
snapshots of the new dialog can be used. Links to them are on

It is recommended to fix issue #94173 before fixing this one.
Comment 1 philipp.lohmann 2008-09-22 17:23:49 UTC
Comment 2 Rob Weir 2013-07-30 02:18:56 UTC
Reset assignee on issues not touched by assignee in more than 2000 days.