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

Prasanta Sadhukhan prasanta.sadhukhan at oracle.com
Wed Jul 27 10:02:39 UTC 2016

Modified webrev to take care of a problem in webrev.01 whereby banner 
page was getting printed by default.
Now, banner page will get printed only if the checkbox is checked in 
printer dialog.


On 7/22/2016 4:26 PM, Prasanta Sadhukhan wrote:
> 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.
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~psadhukhan/6575247/webrev.01/
> Regards
> Prasanta
> 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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