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3PyKota - Print Quotas for CUPS and LPRng
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5(c) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Jerome Alet <alet@librelogiciel.com>
6This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
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20============================================================
21
22TODO, in no particular order :
23       
24        - Allow people to force the locale to use.
25       
26        - Exports the original username and billing code in two
27          additional environment variables (in case they are
28          overwritten later).
29         
30        - Improve the documentation of edpykota's --printer command
31          line option.
32         
33        - Store the value of the user's account balance in the
34          printing history (the value at the time of printing)
35          as well as in the payments history (as a safety check
36          in case an user complains).
37         
38        - Add a pkrefund command line tool & optional CGI script.
39       
40        - PJL for non-networked backends (see ML's history)
41       
42        - Make the SNMP and PJL delay and number of loops a new configuration
43          directive.
44       
45        - Add the listing of the member printers in pkprinters if the printer
46          is a printer group.
47         
48        - Allow several levels of administrative priviledges by allowing
49          files like ~pykota/pykotadmin.someusername.conf (readonly by
50          user 'someusername'), and have the database server deal
51          with the permissions : no need for additionnal code or data
52          in PyKota's database !
53       
54        - Try to talk to education based distribution coordinators
55          (SambaEdu, SkoleLinux, K12LTSP, ...) to see how to
56          better integrate PyKota with these.
57         
58        - Add most configuration directives to the database itself,
59          while still allowing to overwrite them with the configuration
60          files at run time.
61       
62        - Ink accounting ala PrintBill.
63       
64        - Price and statistics per page format.
65       
66        - Allow the admin to choose an action to take when the database
67          is unavailable (server is down or something like that), so
68          introduce two directives :
69         
70            nodb: accept|reject|hold
71            lognodb: /path/to/file/for/later/batch/update/of/database
72       
73        - CUPS accepts the "STATE: ..." message as backchannel
74          data : use this to tell CUPS what action has been taken
75          for current job. I did some testing but wasn't able to
76          make it work...
77         
78        - Documentation...
79         
80        - Learn more bits of PHP to help with phpPyKotaAdmin, which
81          is a GREAT tool !
82       
83        - Multidatabase support, e.g. store users in LDAP, quota 
84          related datas in PostgreSQL, history in text file,
85          and so on... For 2.0, probably not before.
86         
87        - Re-add support for LPRng if interest is high enough (it is
88          not for now)
89       
90       
91============================================================
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