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Deleted an item which doesn't seem to be needed anymore, now that
charset encoding problems are fixed in PyKota are about to be fixed
in CUPS.

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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
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8the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
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19
20============================================================
21
22TODO, in no particular order :
23       
24        - Add a date header to all email messages sent, because some
25          spam detection tools cause SMTP servers to reject the
26          messages with no date.
27       
28        - Allow the disabling of an user print quota entry without
29          deleting it.
30       
31        - Exports the original username and billing code in two
32          additional environment variables (in case they are
33          overwritten later).
34         
35        - Improve the documentation of edpykota's --printer command
36          line option.
37         
38        - Store the value of the user's account balance in the
39          printing history (the value at the time of printing)
40          as well as in the payments history (as a safety check
41          in case an user complains).
42         
43        - Add a pkrefund command line tool & optional CGI script.
44       
45        - PJL for non-networked backends (see ML's history)
46       
47        - Make the SNMP and PJL delay and number of loops a new configuration
48          directive.
49       
50        - Add the listing of the member printers in pkprinters if the printer
51          is a printer group.
52         
53        - Allow several levels of administrative priviledges by allowing
54          files like ~pykota/pykotadmin.someusername.conf (readonly by
55          user 'someusername'), and have the database server deal
56          with the permissions : no need for additionnal code or data
57          in PyKota's database !
58       
59        - Try to talk to education based distribution coordinators
60          (SambaEdu, SkoleLinux, K12LTSP, ...) to see how to
61          better integrate PyKota with these.
62         
63        - Add most configuration directives to the database itself,
64          while still allowing to overwrite them with the configuration
65          files at run time.
66       
67        - Ink accounting ala PrintBill.
68       
69        - Price and statistics per page format.
70       
71        - Allow the admin to choose an action to take when the database
72          is unavailable (server is down or something like that), so
73          introduce two directives :
74         
75            nodb: accept|reject|hold
76            lognodb: /path/to/file/for/later/batch/update/of/database
77       
78        - CUPS accepts the "STATE: ..." message as backchannel
79          data : use this to tell CUPS what action has been taken
80          for current job. I did some testing but wasn't able to
81          make it work...
82         
83        - Documentation...
84         
85        - Learn more bits of PHP to help with phpPyKotaAdmin, which
86          is a GREAT tool !
87       
88        - Multidatabase support, e.g. store users in LDAP, quota 
89          related datas in PostgreSQL, history in text file,
90          and so on... For 2.0, probably not before.
91         
92        - Re-add support for LPRng if interest is high enough (it is
93          not for now)
94       
95       
96============================================================
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