Drivers and Driver Back Porting Working Group meeting
Driver Back Porting Workgroup Meeting
Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit
Leader: Susanne Oberhauser
Attendees: workgroup members
|8:30am - 9:00am||Registration and Breakfast|
|9:00am - noon|| Work out in detail the workgroup charter
|Noon - 1:30pm|| Lunch:
|1:30pm - 2:00pm||TBD|
|2:00pm - 2:45pm|| Joint Session with the Desktop Working Group (co-moderators: John Walicki / Susanne Oberhauser)
|2:45pm - 03:00pm|| Break
|3:00pm - 4:30pm|| Automatically downloadable, Distribution-Independent Printer Driver Packages and Linux Distributions: Security, QA, and Automatic Updates
Moderator: Till Kamppeter, OpenPrinting Manager, The Linux Foundation
Joint session with the OpenPrinting Meeting
To make printing (and scanning) "just work" even if the hardware model was introduced into the market after the distribution was launched, or if the distribution simply does not ship the driver, and to let printers simply work under Linux and not under Red Hat, SUSE, ... the concept of LSB-based distribution-independent binary packages and automatic download of these packages were introduced.
The infrastructure at the OpenPrinting web site and the methods and guide lines of designing and packaging the drivers, and also the necessary printing requirements in the LSB are implemented, what is missing now is getting the support from the distributions. This requires once, that driver suppliers woh want to get upload permission on OpenPrinting have to fulfill strict security and QA conditions, but also additional technical infrastructure, like for example package signing are needed.
In this session we will discuss these problems and requirements with representatives of the distributions and with driver integration experts.
|4:30pm - 6 pm||CollabSummit wrap up and report|