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    Mussing information on printing support on Eseries devices.

    According to the Eseries SDK documentation not all Eseries devices offer built-in printer support. The problem here is that the lack of this support is not mentioned anywhere I can find, including the product documentation pages from Nokia itself. Apart from confusing customers, this is also a problem for developers who have added printing support to their applications. It is simply impossible to state reliably which devices support printing, and which do not.

    Therefore I urge Nokia to add this information to their product information pages ASAP. For developers, this means that there must be an entry that states whether the device supports the Eseries printing framework.

    AFAIK, the Nokia E50 is currently the only device that doesn't support printing.
    Sander van der Wal
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    Re: Mussing information on printing support on Eseries devices.

    Thanks for the feedback, I have passed this on to the person responsible for the device specs

    Hartti

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    Re: Mussing information on printing support on Eseries devices.

    Hi,

    Enterprise Solutions SDK Plug-In for S60 3rd Edition officially supports Nokia E60, Nokia E61, Nokia E61i, Nokia E62, Nokia E65, and Nokia E70.

    The following key features are supported:
    Nokia Eseries device look and feel
    External view framework
    Printing framework
    E-mail LED API (not all devices have the LED)
    Camera API

    Nokia Eseries SDK Plug-In for S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1 supports Nokia E90 Communicator.

    Its key features are:
    Nokia Eseries device look and feel
    Printing framework
    E-mail LED API
    Nokia Eseries Device Identification API
    Preview pop-up UI component
    List-stretching feature

    So these devices should support printing. You could check the device at runtime using the Machine ID to variate the code accordingly.

    We'll check how this information was presented in the plug-in documentation and make corrections if needed.

    Seppo
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    Re: Mussing information on printing support on Eseries devices.

    Quote Originally Posted by seppo_fn View Post
    Hi,

    Enterprise Solutions SDK Plug-In for S60 3rd Edition officially supports Nokia E60, Nokia E61, Nokia E61i, Nokia E62, Nokia E65, and Nokia E70.

    The following key features are supported:
    Nokia Eseries device look and feel
    External view framework
    Printing framework
    E-mail LED API (not all devices have the LED)
    Camera API

    Nokia Eseries SDK Plug-In for S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1 supports Nokia E90 Communicator.

    Its key features are:
    Nokia Eseries device look and feel
    Printing framework
    E-mail LED API
    Nokia Eseries Device Identification API
    Preview pop-up UI component
    List-stretching feature

    So these devices should support printing. You could check the device at runtime using the Machine ID to variate the code accordingly.

    We'll check how this information was presented in the plug-in documentation and make corrections if needed.

    Seppo
    Forum Nokia
    The problem is that new Eseries devices will be introduced after the release of the Eseries SDK plugin. This means that putting a device list in the SDK plugin documentation itself is not sufficient, because the UID's of the new devices will be missing.

    Putting device UID's in .pkg files is also problematic for the same reason. As soon as a new device is released the sis file becomes obsolete and has to be rebuild. If the sis file needs to be Symbian Signed this incurs extra costs (very much so if the program needs manufacturer capabilities).

    Finally, and most importantly, customers expect a developer to be able to say whether a feature works on a device or not. One cannot sell an app saying that some feature might work or might not work. Sites like Handango and Nokia Software Market let the customer select his device upfront and only show compatible apps. This again means that each device must have a list of all available functionality, not just a subset.
    Sander van der Wal
    www.mBrainSoftware.com

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