[linux-elitists] Re: GNOME > you

Jim Richardson warlock@eskimo.com
Sat Jan 3 21:29:38 PST 2004

On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 04:05:50PM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
><quote who="Jim Richardson">
>> > > Agreed, can't please everyone, by the same token, a system with no
>> > > connections to any printers, no printers connected, has exactly what
>> > > need for libgnomeprint? 
>> >
>> > Because other software links against it. Were we magically transported
>> > to CS101, or what?
>> Nice smart ass answer. Too bad it missed the point. 
>> It wasn't just linking to a library, it was hanging, looking for a machine
>> that wasn't there, and wasn't going to be there any time soon.  That was
>> broken. 
>That sounds like a bug, not a reason to lose the dependency on libgnomeprint

A bug? I'll say.

>Hmm - are you under the impression that libgnomeprint has something to do
>with local printing only, and that network printing is different? That is
>not correct. libgnomeprint (while it needs a lot of love) is the part of the
>printing infrastructure in GNOME, regardless of where the printer itself

libgnomeprint is an example, if the guys who write the software say it's
needed, then it's needed. The point being, that I use my machine in
differing ways, and if the system insists that I only use it in a
specific way, then I will probably have "issues". I don't know if
Gnumeric has the problem I mentioned still, I removed the print dæmon a
while back for other reasons, at the moment I don't print much from this
machine, and it's just as easy for me to do it via ssh as anything now.
But if I have the time this weekend, I can try and duplicate the

Jim Richardson     http://www.eskimo.com/~warlock
To err is human...to really foul up requires the root password.
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