Why Is It That eclipse Won’t Print For Me?

Oh, that’s right, because SWT just roxxors. Except when it doesn’t as with this little glitch: Bug 24796 – DCR – No printing on Linux GTK
I develop on Linux and SWT doesn’t have printing support under GTK. It kind of sucks when you want to print out a file and can’t ever do it. However, my Swing apps continue to print just fine. Since the most recent update to this bug indicated that there was still quite a bit of work to go, I doubt I’ll see my eclipse “Print…” menu item ungrayed before this bug hits its second birthday in October.
I know this sounds a little snarky, I’m just a little irritated.