[Desktop_printing] [IEEE 1284] Common statements from the sum
mit - list review
imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Thu Apr 13 18:15:18 PDT 2006
We need some more precision here, I believe, for example:
"We call upon all printer manufacturers to implement strictly
conforming IEEE 1284 Device IDs in all of their products,
both direct-connect printers (USB, Parallel, Firewire) and
network printers (via the PWG Printer Port Monitor MIB,
IEEE-ISTO PWG 5107.1, October 2005)."
- Ira (co-editor of PWG 5107.1)
Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221 Grand Marais, MI 49839
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com
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> Subject: RE: [Desktop_printing] [IEEE 1284] Common statements from the
> summit - list review
> 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
> > Linux.
> The "would" in the last sentence is confusing since one might think it
> to imply that there currently are no DDKs.
> Suggested change:
> "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
> > Certification
> > -------------
> > 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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