Ethereal-dev: Re: [Ethereal-dev] Re: [Ethereal-cvs] commit 11545: /trunk/gtk/

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From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 00:38:59 -0700
On Wed, Jul 28, 2004 at 07:28:40AM +0200, Ulf Lamping wrote:
> The print dialog on windows not only shows the printers name.
> It will show information about the printer (like the place where it is), 
> which is very useful when having multiple printers available.

As long as that information can be fetched using print APIs, those could
be showed in an all-GTK+ dialog as well.

> It also provides advanced print options (like using a duplex printing if 
> the printer supports that).

The same applies there - and some other print APIs that Ethereal could
use if present (OS X print APIs, CUPS print APIs, gnome-print if a
GNOMEified Ethereal is being built) might have them as well.

> These are valuable informations/options when printing, which will be 
> hard or even impossible to implement in GTK.

"Hard to implement in GTK+", as in "the GUI widgets are inadequate to
display that information" or "hard to implement without just using the
Win32 print dialog", as in "the routines that the Win32 print dialog
code uses to get that information aren't APIs, they're internal

> It might be an option to reimplement the packet range and other print 
> options into the win32 native dialog.
> Regards, ULFL
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