[Desktop_printing] Common statements from the summit - list review
waldo.bastian at intel.com
Thu Apr 13 13:37:38 PDT 2006
Some suggestions for some small changes:
> Printer and Driver Installation
> We want to achieve correct auto-discovery of printing devices and
> auto-installation of the matching driver based on manufacturer
> implementation of IEEE 1284 device identification for direct connect
> network printers.
Can we make this a slightly stronger statement, by adding something
"We call upon printer manufacturers to correctly implement IEEE 1284
device ids in all their products."
> Driver Development
> Open driver interfaces such as IJS, OP Vector Printer and CUPS
> are widely used. We recommend all hardware vendors who have plans
> offer their printers for Linux customers to look into available
> Development Kits which would greatly simplify driver development for
The "would" in the last sentence is confusing since one might think it
to imply that there currently are no DDKs.
"We recommend all hardware vendors who have plans to offer their
printers for Linux customers to look into available Driver Development
Kits. Usage of a DDK greatly simplifies Linux printer driver
> Print Job Data Format
> We want to move to PDF (ISO xxx) as the core format for print job
> handling (while maintaining backwards compatibility with
> We want to enable the printing ecosystem (printer vendors, Linux
> distributors, integrators, etc.) by providing a means to certify
> printers and printer drivers against standard Linux capabilities
> rather than against all of the individual distributions.
Can we work the value proposition of "Certified printer + Certified
distro => working printer" in here?
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