Alex Larsson has merged our work into the gtk-printing branch of gtk+ in gnome cvs. I am in the process of making an srpm so Fedora users can play with it and Matthias Clasen has created a gtk+/printing component in bugzilla. I am sure there are a lot of bugs. We should be doing a talk at GUADEC this summer on the new API.
To all those that are excited about the new dialog, keep your expectations in check. I’ll post screenshots this weekend but it looks a lot like the old gnome-print dialog. This is because printing in itself is unexciting (I sort of like it in that respect). While great work was done at the Boston Summit much has changed since then. Things may change more yet given the input of others.
The coolest part of the new API is the highlevel API itself. All one needs to do to print is show the dialog and then write to the cairo surface provided by the API. If your app is already using cairo it should be a snap to add the new printing API.
I went with 1and1.com for my hosting. martianrock.com may be down for a bit as I need to transfer the domain. I have also registered a couple of other domains:
- johnpalmieri.info will be an about me page that details things like my current projects, what the J5 means and current happenings for friends and family.
- j5live.com and j5live.cc will both be repositories for my Creative Commons contributions but may expand to cover others. Not sure yet exactly what I want to do but it can be thought of as a place for content distribution.
I will be away in Thailand for two weeks starting the middle of next week. Chances are I will not be able to be reached after th 28th. If any Gnome or FOSS developer wants to meet up let me know. I’ll be all over but in Bangkok for the first few days. I’m not promising I’ll be free but it would be nice to see the community in action half way across the world.[read this post in: ar de es fr it ja ko pt ru zh-CN ]