Launchpad Entry: https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/printing-improvements
Created: 2006-06-19 by MartinPitt
Mandriva's printing guru Till Kamppeter wanted to meet us in Paris to exchange some ideas and knowledge about the printing stack (cupsys, foomatic, gutenprint, etc.). So this is rather a meta-spec to allocate discussion time. From this, several concrete specifications may arise.
Printing in Ubuntu is currently in a pretty bad shape: we have a lot of regressions wrt printer model support compared to Breezy, and the Gnome UI is getting obsolete.
Data preservation and migration
BoF agenda and discussion
- find people interested in doing printing maintenance in Ubuntu, since we currently do not have knowledgeable people
- improving printer bug triage: a lot of bugs are ignored right now, and we saw a huge number of regressions compared to Breezy (with an older cups and gutenprint).
- investigate alternative printer management UI solutions; g-cups-manager is abandoned upstream, lacks dbus/hal integration for proper hotplug support and automatic configuration.
- in the last printing summit the attendees agreed to a new and open standard to replace the current PPD format (doko: please fill in some details), but again implementation lacks manpower.