[Printing-summit] Today's preparation meeting: Draft for agenda and presentations

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Wed Sep 13 08:58:16 PDT 2006


Some additional info: The planned schedules of the PWG meeting, 
especially the joint plenary:

http://www.pwg.org/chair/lexington06.html

Could be useful to know when talking about our agenda.

    Till


Till Kamppeter wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> today we have the second preparation phone meeting for the FSG 
> OpenPrinting Summit:
> 
> Time: 9am pacific, noon eastern, 6pm Europe
> Dial-in number: (641) 297-4600
> Access code: 1038188#
> 
> This time we should talk about the agenda and possible presentations. 
> Also we should make suggestions about who will present what.
> 
> See a proposed agenda below. You can also give your suggestions here on 
> the list.
> 
>    Till
> 
> 
> Here is a proposal for a schedule
> =================================
> 
> The proposed structure is more or less consisting of three levels of at 
> first having the different parties to present and discuss their 
> requirements, then the presentations/discussion in the different 
> development fields and in the end the distribution and assignments of 
> the work.
> 
> Day one
> -------
> 
> Linux printing perspectives from manufacturers, distros, and ISV's
> 
> Agenda:
> 
> Kick off: Till and Ian (1 hour)
> 
> Here we will summarize the outcomings of the Atlanta Printing Summit and
> also the discussion which happened between the two Summits, especially
> what we suggest to put into LSB 3.2 and about providing
> distro-independent packages on the FSG OpenPrinting server.
> 
> Printer manufacturer round table: (2 hours)
> 
> Printer manufacturers present their plans on supporting Linux/Unix,
> requirements, and opinions about or standardization and driver hosting
> plans.
> 
> Introduction talk should be given by John Oleinik or David Suffield from
> HP, as HP has the most complex driver package (desktop MF devices) and
> best support for non-PostScript printers. Also Ricoh should present (Uli
> Wehner or George Liu) as they have the best corporate printing support.
> 
> After the presentation(s) discussion should follow.
> 
> Distro presentation: (1 hour)
> 
> Presentation could be done by Johannes Meixner (SuSE), me (Mandriva), or 
> Tim Waugh (Red Hat), then discussion.
> 
> ISV presentation: (1 hour)
> 
> Presentation preferably from Dov Isaacs (isaacs at adobe.com) from Adobe 
> but can also be from other Adobe person or from other ISV representative.
> 
> Presentation title suggested by Jim:
> ISV Requirements for Linux Printing - Adobe Perspective
> 
> Day two
> -------
> 
> Addressing Printing issues
> 
> Standards: (2-4 hours)
> 
> This is a central subject of this Summit. Presentation should start out 
> with the plans for printing in LSB 3.2 and 4.0. Requirements already 
> settled on, like directories and driver interfaces, but also possible 
> additional subjects like adding CUPS API and/or PAPI/JTAPI, 
> foomatic-rip, ...
> 
> Possible presenters: Ian or me for LSB, Mike Sweet for CUPS API, Ira
> McDonald or Norm Jacobs for PAPI/JTAPI.
> 
> Possible presentation by Mike Sweet:
> Implementing a CUPS standard in Linux - testing requirements, feature 
> enhancements, etc.
> 
> Developer tools: (1-2 hours)
> 
> LSB Printer DDK (Driver Development Kit) to make 
> distribution-independent driver packages, based on the outcome of the 
> session about printing in LSB 3.2. Should contain documentation of all 
> standards, library headers for IJS, OpenPrinting vector, CUPS(?), ..., 
> LSB packaging tools, test suites, ...
> 
> LSB Printing SDK (Software Development Kit) for ISVs? What can it
> contain currently?
> 
> All this should also be documented on the LSB developer network.
> 
> Delivery of drivers: (1-2 hours)
> 
> Web site merge of linuxprinting.org into FSG OpenPrinting (Presentation
> by me).
> Especially: Offering distribution-independent printer packages for 
> download by the distribution's printer setup tool. So a printer for 
> which the distro ships no driver will still work out-of-the-box. 
> Discussion with printer manufacturers and distro vendors.
> 
> Certification and testing (1-2 hours)
> 
> Testing methods for testing of printers against LSB 3.2 distros.
> Minimization of test effort without loosing reliable compatibility.
> Presentation of the results in the FSG OpenPrinting database (former
> linuxprinting.org).
> 
> Presenter could be someone of the Beijing Testing Center.
> 
> MORE SUBJECTS:
> 
> There are more subjects we should not forget (perhaps run in 
> parallel/break-out):
> 
> More reliable rendering process
>   - PDF as standard job formats (presentation from XPDF or Poppler
>     developer)
>   - GhostScript development: HEAD is GPL, do we still need the ESP GS
>     fork? (presenters: Mike Sweet and/or a GhostScript developer)
>     Mike Sweet could here talk about the need of the ESP GhostScript.
> 
> Asian font printing
>   - Someone from Japan or China could present
> 
> Printing Dialog
>   Presenter: Person from OpenUsability, Portland, Desktop
>   Perhaps we can do this as a parallel session again, as on the Atlanta
>   Printing Summit.
> 
> Day three
> ---------
> 
> We can take over some subjects from day two here, as day two seems to be
> rather full.
> 
> Action plan:
> 
> Project requirements: (1-2 hours)
> 
> Which tasks have to be done? What is the most urgent? Development of a
> time line.
> 
> This will be open discussion. There will be perhaps a presentation
> summing up the outcomes of the other two days.
> 
> Job assignments: (1-2 hours)
> 
> Who should do/implement what? For what should we raise funds? Who would
> fund such projects.




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