[Interest] QPrinter Support on Android

Joshua Grauman jnfo-c at grauman.com
Tue Nov 12 19:01:18 CET 2013

FYI: I got a response from Bogdan, and he said that basically it was just 
disabled to get it to compile in hurrying to get Android support working 
in Qt5.2. However, he did say that with Android 4.4 (KitKat) having proper 
print support, he's hoping to have print support in Qt5.3/Android...



> On 11 November 2013 08:07, Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com> wrote:
>> On domingo, 10 de novembro de 2013 21:34:08, Joshua Grauman wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> I just tried Qt5.2 for Android and unless I'm missing something I can't
>>> use QPrinter. Now I understand the reason for this, obviously there is no
>>> printer backend on Android. However, when I used Qt 4.x for Android using
>>> Bogdan's version, I was still able to use QPrinter and friends, and then I
>>> can at least create a QPrintPreviewWidget, export to PDF, etc. Unless I'm
>>> missing something this isn't possible with Qt 5.2 for Android. Does anyone
>>> know more about this? Thanks!
>> Are you sure it's disabled? I can't see anything in the build that would
>> disable QtPrintSupport.
> git grep "QT_NO_PRINTER" shows:
> mkspecs/android-g++/qmake.conf:
> mkspecs/common/linux-android.conf:
> mkspecs/unsupported/android-g++/qmake.conf:
> So it's been disabled by the Android maintainers in the configure, you
> will need to ask them why.  In the interim, if you're only needing to
> write PDF's then we provide the QPdfWriter class for that purpose.  As
> for proper print support in Android (IPP, CloudPrint, etc) then the
> earliest I could see that happening is 5.4, i.e. at least a year away.
> Cheers!
> John.
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