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OpenPrinting Meeting on the Linux Foundation Summit in Austin, April 2008

Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit

Where: UT Supercomputing Center in Austin

Room: Lone Star

When: Thursday, April 10

Calling in

If you cannot participate in person, you can call in during the whole OpenPrinting Meeting (Thursday, April 10, 9am-4:30pm, US Central Daylight Time, CDT).

Dial +1-641-715-3200

and use the participant code 811552#

Press *6 to mute/unmute

Note: There will be no call-in possibility for the joint session with the Desktop Architects Meeting.

Note: If there are any problems to call in or if we have not dialled in, please send an e-mail to one of us or to the mailing list printing-architecture (at) and we will help you.


These are the attendees who confirmed their participation:

  1. Till Kamppeter (OpenPrinting)
  2. George Liu (Ricoh)
  3. Fumio Nagasaka (Epson)
  4. Glen Petrie (Epson)
  5. David Suffield (HP)


Please upload your slides as a PDF file through this page and then link them to the listing of your presentation by clicking “[Edit]” and adding “(Slides)” to your presentation's entry in the editor window.

April 10

8:30am - 9:00am Registration and Coffee
9:00am - 9:15am Introduction
Till Kamppeter, OpenPrinting Manager, The Linux Foundation

9:15am - 10:15am Status Reports from the Printer Manufacturers
* Glen Petrie/Fumio Nagasaka, Epson
* David Suffield, HP (Slides)
* George Liu, Ricoh (Slides)
10:15am - 11:15am Status and Report of the Japanese OpenPrinting Work Group
Fumio Nagasaka, Epson Japan

(Slides from Yasumasa Toratani, Canon)
11:15am - 11:30am Coffee Break
11:30am - 12:30pm Printing on the Desktop
Moderator: Till Kamppeter, OpenPrinting Manager, The Linux Foundation

Joint session with the Desktop Architects Meeting

Note: There will be no call-in access to this session.


* State of the art of the Common Printing Dialog developed by the OpenUsability team and discussion with ISVs, and desktop developers. Especially we will talk about the specifications of the dialog and the requirements from the desktop/application side.
* How should the interface between application and printing dialog look like (RPC? Portland?)?
* Which information should be exchanged between printing dialog and application?
* Which data format should be used to tell the dialog which application-specific options it should show
* How should the dialog return the user's selections on the application-specific options?
* PDF as standard print job format: Report and discussion on the progress from the server side and the progress of desktop and application developers in letting applications send PDF to the printing system
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch!
1:30pm - 2:45pm Printing and the LSB 4.0
Moderator: Till Kamppeter, OpenPrinting Manager, The Linux Foundation

Joint session with the LSB workgroup meeting


In this session we want to discuss which new printing requirements we can add in the LSB 4.0, like for example:

* CUPS 1.2.x interfaces
* New printing functionality of GTK 2.10.x and newer
* Driver inteface OpenPrinting Vector (OPVP) 1.x
* SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) scanner driver interface
* …
2:45pm - 3:00pm Coffee 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 LF Driver Backport workgroup 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 - 6:00pm CollabSummit wrap up and report
In the Big Tex room

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