Drivers and Driver Back Porting Working Group meeting

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Driver Back Porting Workgroup Meeting

Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit

Leader: Susane Oberhauser

Attendees: workgroup members


April 10
8:30am - 9:00am Registration and Breakfast
9:00am - noon TBD
Noon - 1:30pm Lunch:

1:30pm - 3:00pm TBD
2:00pm - 2:45pm Joint Session with the Desktop Working Group (co-moderators: John Walicki / Susanne Oberhauser)
  • Linux Desktop / Linux kernel requirements discussion
  • Solicit kernel requirements from the Desktop community
  • Panel discussion on what the kernel could be doing to improve the desktop user experience.
  • Desktop requirements would potentially influence the prioritization the driver backport efforts
2:45am - 03:00pm Break

3:00pm - 4:45pm 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.

4:45pm - 5 pm CollabSummit wrap up and report