I recently upgraded from KDE 3.5 to KDE 4. Before, I just to be able to customize the OpenOffice.org printing dialog so that it would use the KDE printing dialog (based on this page: http://susewiki.org/index.php?title=KDE's_printing_with_OpenOffice.org).
I’ve been looking for the Kprinter application in /usr/bin, but couldn’t find it. Does anyone know which KDE 4 application is taking care of printing, and/or how I would have to change the setup in OOo spadmin?
You can have a look at it.
julian5, thanks for the link. Hm, the project seems to be dead, no? There hasn’t been any news since 2006. :’(
Sorry, I need to bump this issue …
Can anyone help me getting OOo 3.0 to use the KDE printing routing under KDE 4.2?
Not quite sure what features of the KDE interface you are thinking about but the Go-OO version of OO has something very similar to the KDE interface anyway, unlike the Sun version.
Thanks for the tip! I hadn’t head about Go-OO yet, but it sounds promising. Will definitely give it a try.
OpenOffice was connecting to KDE printing via a program called kprinter. Unfortunately, in KDE4.x, this program is not included. I have asked about it in the forum and so far, I haven’t got any concrete answers.
Yes, I know, that was my original question. I haven’t been able yet to find out which printing routine is being used by KDE 4 either. Currently, I’ve set OOo to use KPrinter, even though it’s a KDE 3 app.
Nothing equivalent to kprinter is in the plan for KDE4.x.
Someone told me that there is a plan in KDE4.3 but I couldn’t verify it because no details are available. There is a mention about something related to printing but no details.
It is very surprising that such a useful and critical utility was just left out in a major release.
I haven’t been able yet to find out which printing routine is being used by KDE 4 either.
AFAIU, KDE4 (Qt) apps use the qt backends. Non-KDE apps will talk to (lp, lpr or similar) cups printing system directly.
There is no GUI front-end intrinsic to KDE4.X as yet.
References and discussion concerning Qt print system:
‘Re: [Kde-print-devel] Future of KPrinter’ - MARC](http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-print-devel&m=118928956613777&w=2)
Help - Eclipse Platform
Qt 4.5: What’s New in Qt 4
On Wed, 27 May 2009 06:36:01 GMT, syampillai
>Nothing equivalent to kprinter is in the plan for KDE4.x.
>Someone told me that there is a plan in KDE4.3 but I couldn’t verify it
>because no details are available. There is a mention about something
>related to printing but no details.
>It is very surprising that such a useful and critical utility was just
>left out in a major release.
In a chorus; not ready for prime time.