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Re: cad/qcad only prints to PDF, no other options

On Thu, Jun 04, 2020 at 11:03:19AM -0500, John D. Baker wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Jun 2020, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > I guess this is a qt thing. Did qt go the same route as gtk3 and only support
> > printing from cups ?
> Don't know.  As of the versions in pkgsrc-2020Q1, my gtk3-using applications
> (gnumeric, evince3) seem still to be capable of printing using an arbitrary
> print program (lpr, a2ps, etc.).

It depends on the application I guess. in firefox I only have
"print to file".

> I explicitly build with PKG_DEFAULT_OPTIONS+=-cups (among other -foo).
> "x11/qt5-qtbase" supports a "cups" option.  Haven't looked deeper, but
> perhaps without it, there's no printing to a real printer for QT
> applications?

that's my theory.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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