[PATCH] WINSPOOL.DRV: Choose first printer found as the default

Pedro Araujo Chaves Jr. inckie at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 22:00:01 CDT 2007

Detlef Riekenberg wrote:
> On Di, 2007-07-03 at 14:06 -0300, Pedro Araujo Chaves Jr. wrote:
> > # [PATCH] WINSPOOL.DRV: Choose first printer found as the default
> Why do you think, that you need this?
> Different default Printers (CUPS and Wine) confuse most Users.

Unless I'm mistaken:

1. The patch only sets a printer as the default if CUPS doesn't define
one itself;
2. Windows always has a default printer, unless none is installed — of
course, the user may change the default from Windows' first choice;
3. On Windows, if the default printer is deleted, another one is
automatically assigned as default (and thus #2 above is always true);
4. This fixes bugs #8475 [1] and #8476 [2]. (Those two applications
are kinda critical here in my company.)

[1] http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8475
[2] http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8476

- Pedro.

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