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Re: [Gnumed-devel] printing on Windows

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] printing on Windows
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 15:27:25 +0200
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On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 11:11:48AM +0200, Hilbert, Sebastian wrote:

> More bits on printing on Windows.
> Most documents in GNUmed seem to be avaiable as pdf before they are being 
> printed.
> I believe we cannot rely on Adobe Reader being installed so we need to find 
> another way. 

Oh, I'd think it'd be reasonable to expect that. After all,
many academic electronic papers come as PDF.

> Here is a bit of code we might want to look at.
> #!/usr/bin/env python
> import sys
> from PyQt4.QtCore import *
> from PyQt4.QtGui import *

That would mean pulling in the QT libraries just for printing.

However, better than not having anything.

> 2.) The PyQT program could be converted to a standalone binary executable 
> which means there needs to be no QT installation on the Windows PC
> 3.) I might need to be extended to accept command line arguments for e.g. 
> printing to the default printer , printing to a pre-defined printer

IOW, you'd want to rewrite kprinter.

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