[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] [9] RFR JDK-6575247: Banner checkbox in PrinterJob print dialog doesn't work

Prasanta Sadhukhan prasanta.sadhukhan at oracle.com
Fri Jul 22 10:56:55 UTC 2016

Hi Phil,

I have modified the code to check if job-sheets is supported and then 
only proceed to print the banner page.
Also, rectified the jobTitle and banner confusion by adding jobsheet check.
Also added the same code in UnixPrintJob even though I found its 
printExecCmd() does not get executed in linux and solaris
PSPrinterJob's printExecCmd() is executed instead. In mac, neither 
UnixPrinterJob#printExecCmd() nor PSPrinterJob#printExecCmd() gets executed.

Tested on ubuntu and solaris 11 with the fix and banner page is printed 
with the fix. In mac, cover page gets printed without any change.


On 7/20/2016 8:56 PM, Philip Race wrote:
> In my evaluation of that bug (which was 9 yrs ago so I do not have
> any memory of it :-)), I note that we first need to check
> that job-sheets is supported .. you are not doing that ..
> what happens if we pass an unsupported option ?
> "-o foobar" ?? This needs testing on Linux, OS X, and Solaris 11.
> Also -J (job-title) is something you can see in the queue when
> you do lpq. I don't know why it is tied to banner here but
> removing it seems wrong. Perhaps this should be renamed from
> "banner" and "BANNER" to jobTitle ?? Please examine this.
> In fact you seem to be conflicting with the -o nobanner.
> So in general we have some lack of clarity around job title and banner 
> page
> (aka job sheet).
> Also we have PSPrinterJob and UnixPrinterJob with similar code.
> Please examine it to make sure no similar case is going missed.
> -phil.
> On 7/18/16, 4:27 AM, Prasanta Sadhukhan wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Please review a fix for an issue where it is seen that Banner page in 
>> linux does not get printed despite user selecting the Banner page 
>> checkbox in Printer dialog.
>> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-6575247
>> webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~psadhukhan/6575247/webrev.00/
>> It seems if we pass "-J <bannername>" option to lpr command, it has 
>> no effect.
>> To print Banner page, we need to pass
>> "-o job-sheets=<either of "classified", "confidential", "secret", 
>> "standard", "topsecret", or "unclassified">"
>> Since we support only standard banner or none via a checkbox,
>> the proposed fix passes option "-o job-sheets=standard" to lpr 
>> command to print the banner page.
>> Regards
>> PRasanta

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