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3PyKota - Print Quotas for CUPS and LPRng
4
5(c) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Jerome Alet <alet@librelogiciel.com>
6This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
7it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
8the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
9(at your option) any later version.
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12but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
13MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
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18Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.
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20============================================================
21
22TODO, in no particular order :
23       
24        - Exports the original username and billing code in two
25          additional environment variables (in case they are
26          overwritten later).
27         
28        - Improve the documentation of edpykota's --printer command
29          line option.
30         
31        - Store the value of the user's account balance in the
32          printing history (the value at the time of printing)
33          as well as in the payments history (as a safety check
34          in case an user complains).
35         
36        - Add a pkrefund command line tool & optional CGI script.
37       
38        - PJL for non-networked backends (see ML's history)
39       
40        - Make the SNMP and PJL delay and number of loops a new configuration
41          directive.
42       
43        - Add the listing of the member printers in pkprinters if the printer
44          is a printer group.
45         
46        - Allow several levels of administrative priviledges by allowing
47          files like ~pykota/pykotadmin.someusername.conf (readonly by
48          user 'someusername'), and have the database server deal
49          with the permissions : no need for additionnal code or data
50          in PyKota's database !
51       
52        - Try to talk to education based distribution coordinators
53          (SambaEdu, SkoleLinux, K12LTSP, ...) to see how to
54          better integrate PyKota with these.
55         
56        - Add most configuration directives to the database itself,
57          while still allowing to overwrite them with the configuration
58          files at run time.
59       
60        - Ink accounting ala PrintBill.
61       
62        - Price and statistics per page format.
63       
64        - Allow the admin to choose an action to take when the database
65          is unavailable (server is down or something like that), so
66          introduce two directives :
67         
68            nodb: accept|reject|hold
69            lognodb: /path/to/file/for/later/batch/update/of/database
70       
71        - CUPS accepts the "STATE: ..." message as backchannel
72          data : use this to tell CUPS what action has been taken
73          for current job. I did some testing but wasn't able to
74          make it work...
75         
76        - Documentation...
77         
78        - Learn more bits of PHP to help with phpPyKotaAdmin, which
79          is a GREAT tool !
80       
81        - Multidatabase support, e.g. store users in LDAP, quota 
82          related datas in PostgreSQL, history in text file,
83          and so on... For 2.0, probably not before.
84         
85        - Re-add support for LPRng if interest is high enough (it is
86          not for now)
87       
88       
89============================================================
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