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How to make non-kde apps print with KDE printer dialog?

admoore
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In kde 3, if I wanted a non-kde app to use the kde print dialog, I just sent it to kprint. Now in 4.1, kprint is missing. So how do I accomplish this?


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As far as I know, you can't just yet, because the engine is missing in 4.1. IIRC, 4.2 will ship with a kprinter utility, but you would have to wait until 4.3 before it is full featured.

However, printing works fine through CUPS. Is there any specific need for kprinter?


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XiniX wrote:IIRC, 4.2 will ship with a kprinter utility

Nope, it won't.

XiniX wrote:Is there any specific need for kprinter?


In KDE3, "kprinter" is a good way to print something applying all the KDE settings and options applied to printing (eg filters, etc).
Of course you can use CUPS to print, but there's no "KDE integration".


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pinotree wrote:
XiniX wrote:IIRC, 4.2 will ship with a kprinter utility

Nope, it won't.


Hmm, no it won't.... But it will ship with a settings module:
http://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/KDE4/4.2_Feature_Plan


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