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From Bert Frees <bertfr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: odt2braille on the Mac
Date Mon, 31 Oct 2011 11:09:03 GMT
PS: Would it be possible to get some more information about this type of 
threading issue please? Is there a bug report maybe?
Thanks,
Bert

On 31/10/2011 11:46, Bert Frees wrote:
> Hi Ariel,
>
> Thanks. Like you said, OOo is an office suite, so we can't really 
> expect that printing other things than office documents is well 
> supported. I'll try to think of a temporary solution for my problem, 
> and I hope this threading issue on Mac gets fixed eventually.
>
> Thanks for the help!
> Bert
>
>
> On 28/10/2011 18:33, Ariel Constenla-Haile wrote:
>> Hi Brett, *
>>
>> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 12:42:18PM +0200, Bert Frees wrote:
>>> Hello J├╝rgen and Ariel,
>>>
>>> Thanks for your help. I appreciate you want to solve this MacOS 
>>> issue when
>>> there is more time.
>>>
>>> Ariel, the suggested code works :) I am now trying to find a way to 
>>> send a
>>> byte stream to a printer.
>> let me see if I get it: you are trying to print arbitrary stuff just
>> like in this java snippet
>> http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/javax/print/PrintService.html 
>>
>>
>>> Could XPrinterPropertySet.setBinarySetup be used
>>> for this purpose maybe?
>> this method is for setting the Printer setup (that is, the printer
>> configuration), not for setting the data to be printed
>>
>>> The com.sun.star.awt.XPrinter service only seems to
>>> support graphical data, am I right?
>> mmm I've only used this to get the printer name, and then print an OOo
>> document, via the css.view.XPrintable interface implemented by OOo
>> documents.
>> Printing in OOo is well supported for printing *office* documents (not
>> any data you may want to print, let's say a PDF file, for example. If
>> you want to print an arbitrary file, let's say a PNG picture, you have
>> to import it as an OOo Draw document and print that office document;
>> AFAIK there is now away to then the PNG image directly to the printer
>> - and this is not wrong, OOo is an office suite, not a printing
>> application).
>>
>> On the other hand, looking at the code in
>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/ooo/trunk/main/toolkit/workben/controls.cxx?view=markup#l125

>>
>> you are able to draw onto a virtual device and print it. See the
>> attached code, it is Java version of this C++ sample.
>>
>> Unfortunately this does not work, there is a bug in the implementation:
>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/ooo/trunk/main/toolkit/source/awt/vclxprinter.cxx?view=markup#l325

>>
>> if ( mpListener.get() ) always evaluates to false, that shared pointer
>> has never been set before. For what I could understand there, it should
>> be:
>>
>> if ( mpPrinter.get() )
>> {
>>      maInitJobSetup = mpPrinter->GetJobSetup();
>>      mpListener.reset( new vcl::OldStylePrintAdaptor( mpPrinter ) );
>> }
>>
>> this seems to "work"... well, the "Print" dialog shows up now, with the
>> text drawn onto the virtual device:
>> http://arielch.fedorapeople.org/images/vclxprinter.png
>>
>> funny indeed.
>>
>>
>> In short, print office documents, using the well known interfaces
>> described in the view module
>> http://api.openoffice.org/docs/common/ref/com/sun/star/view/module-ix.html 
>>
>> http://api.openoffice.org/docs/common/ref/com/sun/star/view/XPrintable.html 
>>
>> http://api.openoffice.org/docs/common/ref/com/sun/star/view/XPrintable-xref.html

>>
>> http://ooo-wiki.apache.org/wiki/Documentation/DevGuide/OfficeDev/Storing_Documents#Printing_Documents

>>
>>
>>
>> Regards
>


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