[cups.bugs] Mac Landscape mode, the future of cups?

Michael R Sweet msweet at apple.com
Fri Feb 20 13:07:51 PST 2009

Jim Deas wrote:
>> Jim Deas wrote:
>>> Please, no flames.
>>> ...
>> Then don't post comments like that?
>> Moreover, we've been asked by the Linux vendors to stop shipping our
>> modified version of Xpdf so they can standardize on a single PDF
>> engine (poppler seems to be the favorite), so rewriting our Xpdf-
>> based code has not been an acceptable solution.
>> I'm currently looking at wrapping the local pdf-to-postscript filter
>> and pstops so that we allow that filter to handle the auto-rotation
>> of output and not pass landscape or orientation-requested to the
>> pstops filter.  That *may* fix things, but like all workarounds I
>> don't know yet whether it will fix all things.
>> --
>> ______________________________________________________________________
>> Michael R Sweet                        Senior Printing System Engineer
> Michael,
> It may be a provocative statement but from the outside looking in it seems accurate. Apple bought into Cups, current OS X release software defaults to Bonjour only, bug never addressed.
> Don't get me wrong. I want to use my Linux servers and Cups to support all my desktops but I can't wait for Cups and Xpdf to play nice for the vendors.
> Is there a patch those of us in the Mac community can use now on our Linux print servers to fix the landscape mode? I saw several threads on this but no clear answer. I have no problem replacing Xpdf for a purpose built print server.

There is currently no patch, but when one is available it will be
attached to the bug.

Michael R Sweet                        Senior Printing System Engineer

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