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OpenPrinting Meeting on the Linux Foundation Summit in Mountain View, June 2007

Preparation Conference Call

We will have a preparation conference call for the OpenPrinting Meeting on Thursday, May 24, 11am US Pacific daylight saving time. Dial +1-605-990-0700 and use the participant code 574207#, press 6 to mute/unmute (access data same as for calling into the meeting itself).

There we will talk mainly about the agenda to finalize it and to take care that there are no conflicts with other sessions on the Friday.

Calling in

If you cannot participate in person, you can call in during the whole OpenPrinting Meeting (Friday, June 15, 9am-5pm, US Pacific time).

Dial +1-605-990-0700

and use the participant code 574207#

Press 6 to mute/unmute


Printing Breakout session of Desktop Architects Meeting 4, June 14

June 15

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

9:15am - 10:00am The Common Printing Dialog, Designed by the OpenUsability Experts
Peter Sikking, man + machine interface works (via phone)

Moderator: Till Kamppeter, OpenPrinting Manager, The Linux Foundation


On June 1 and 2, during the LinuxTag in Berlin there has been a two-day meeting of the usability and GUI experts of OpenUsability and the desktop projects. They have continued the work on a common printing dialog for all applications and desktops under Linux and Unix. With this we want to assure that

* All features of all printers/drivers are accessible in every application
* The printing dialog can also present application-specific options
* Once getting used to print out of application A the user knows how to print in application B
* The dialog is not overloaded with buttons and controls, but also not crippled in functionality

Presentation followed by discussion

More Info: Blog about OpenPrinting GUI Activities, OpenUsability Printing Wiki
10:00am - 10:45am Printing and the Linux Standard Base (LSB)
Till Kamppeter, OpenPrinting Manager, The Linux Foundation

Joint session with LSB (it is possible that this session is held in the a different room)

* Status of LSB 3.2 Printing requirements (Slides)
* Experiences writing the LSB Printing DDK (Slides)
10:45am - 11:00am Coffee Break
11:00am - 12:30am The OpenPrinting Working Group - State of the Projects and Planning
Moderator: Ira McDonald, OpenPrinting Steering Committee Chair

* Wendy Phillips, Sun Microsystems (PAPI; Slides)
* Yasumasa Toratani, Canon Inc. and Koji Otani, BBR Inc.(Japanese OP WG activities: Driver API, Status Monitor, Print Channel Manager, CUPS PDF workflow; Slides)
* Till Kamppeter, OpenPrinting Manager, The Linux Foundation (Ghostscript driver modularization, Foomatic; Slides)

More info

Sponsors and Volunteers for implementation work are welcome!
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch!
1:30pm - 3:00pm Linux Activities of the Printer Manufacturers
Moderator: Till Kamppeter, OpenPrinting Manager, The Linux Foundation


* David Suffield, HP (Slides)
* Yasumasa Toratani, Canon (Slides)
* Glen Petrie, Epson (Slides)
* Atsushi Sekiguchi, Konica Minolta (via phone, slides)
* George Liu, Ricoh (Slides)

In the discussion also other manufacturers are participating.

Overview about the newest developments of the printer manufacturers, short presentations with discussion
3:00pm - 3:15pm Coffee Break
3:15pm - 4:30pm Creating distribution-independent printer driver packages with the LSB DDK
Till Kamppeter, OpenPrinting Manager, The Linux Foundation


It is made use of the LSB to create binary printer driver packages which work with all current Linux distributions (LSB-3.1-compliant + CUPS + Ghostscript + Foomatic) of a given platform. This way driver developers, especially printer manufacturers can easily make printer drivers for Linux available with a minimum of effort and cost for testing and packaging. Both free software and closed-source packages are supported.

A web API for querying the OpenPrinting database makes it easy for printer setup tools to automatically find and download these packages from the OpenPrinting web site. So distributions can set up printers for which they do not ship drivers, either because the driver is not free, newer than the distro release, … Also distributions need not take care any more to ship all existing printer drivers.

Every printer will just work, independent of the distribution.

Presentation followed by discussion

More info: Announcement on mailing list, User instructions, Developer HOWTO, Documentation for database query web API, Driver database with some driver packages
4:30pm - 5:00pm Wrap-up

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