Printing should just work

Registered by Philipp Schroeder on 2005-10-27

(This was a high priority goal that got deferred in Breezy).

Currently there are still some printing related tasks in Ubuntu which require unnecessary user interaction, and some tasks that just do not work.

Example Use Cases:

* A user connects his new printer to his computer. He should be asked whether to configure this printer; configuration should happen with asking as few questions as possible.

* Printing should "just work" in all applications we support.

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Needs approval
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Definition:
New
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Unknown
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The hotplug portion of this is already covered by https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/automatic-printer-conf

It's not clear what is meant by the remaining bullet point; the specific issues need to be identified and described (and grouped into separate specs if appropriate)

(?)

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