Bug#430965: gnome-cups-manager: Extremely unpleasant to network server

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Mon Jul 2 20:16:30 UTC 2007

Le mercredi 27 juin 2007 à 13:18 -0500, John Goerzen a écrit :
> There is no reason at all to poll the printers so often, and no way in 
> the preferences to change the polling interval.  Actually, the only 
> reason it polls seems to be to put printer icons on the panel, which is 
> completely annoying and useless for sites that have many printers -- and 
> also appears to be something that cannot be disabled globally very 
> easily -- and is on by default whenever gnome-cups-manager is installed.

The easiest way that I can see to disable the icon is to ship a
replacement for the default session, that doesn't include
gnome-cups-icon. This is definitely something that should be possible to
disable with GConf, but unfortunately the session manager still needs a
serious revamp.

All in all, this is the sum of a design mistake in CUPS (which is why
polling is needed), a missing setting in libgnomecups (to choose the
polling interval) and poor session management. The second issue is the
easiest to fix (look for UPDATE_TIMEOUT in gnome-cups-printer.c).

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