[Mageia-dev] printer-filter-utils

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Wed Feb 22 14:49:44 CET 2012

Am 20.02.2012 15:00, schrieb David Walser:
> Florian Hubold wrote:
>> Am 19.02.2012 15:59, schrieb David Walser:
>>> Pascal Terjan wrote:
>>>> I was looking at that package, which is a collection of drivers for
>>>> some printers, not updated for years
>>>> It is one of the two packages requiring automake1.4, because of the
>>>> included	drv_z42
>>>> Looking on http://www.openprinting.org/driver/drv_z42/ original
>>>> website no longer exist, and even if openprinting now hosts it they
>>>> say "This driver is obsolete. Recommended replacement driver:
>>>> gutenprint"
>>>> Should we drop it?
>>>> Does anyone has enough time to see if other drivers in this package
>>>> may still be needed?
>>>> And actually, if we install this package.
>>> Also from openprinting, there are security issues fixed in the newest foomatic-filters (needs updated in Mageia 1 and Cauldron, see Bug 
>>> 3979).  They also have a new CUPS filters set that probably needs to be packaged.  Upstream notes on it:
>>> "Apple decided to not continue to develop and maintain the CUPS filters and backends which are not used by Mac OS X and moved them to 
>>> OpenPrinting. They also did not accept the new filters for the PDF-based printing workflow as they are also not used by Mac OS X.
>>> All these filters we continue to maintain now in one package, the OpenPrinting CUPS Filters and announce here the first stable release of 
>>> this package, versionn 1.0.1."
>> As you mentioned it, there are far bigger changes coming than just
>> adding a new cups filter package (which is still in beta state AFAIK)
>> as that is just smaller fallout from changes explained in below links.
>> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.printing.fsg/2020
>> http://cyberelk.net/tim/2012/02/06/cups-1-6-changes-ahead/
> Yikes, thanks for the links Florian.  The future removal of browsing and requirement of avahi is really unfortunate.
> So this work will be needed for when we move to CUPS 1.6, which will be after Mageia 2.  Here's a good page that details the work we as a 
> distro will need to do:
> http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/openprinting/pdf_as_standard_print_job_format
That's just part of the work, and i've already tried to mention that a few times.
Also in the future for print server discovery avahi would need to run on
the client and on the server, BTW.

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