Sep 8 – 9, 2023
IIT Mandi
Asia/Kolkata timezone

Printing and scanning in immutable operating systems and sandboxed packaging

Sep 8, 2023, 7:45 PM
Room 1

Room 1

Discussion OpenPrinting


Till Kamppeter


Immutable Linux operating systems get more and more talked about as they are more secure and much easier to maintain. Especially with their smartphone-like way of packaging and distributing applications and system components they are also a way to make Desktop Linux more attractive to end users.

This different system architecture also affects printing. We need a safe way of letting third-party application developers acess the printing system withiout being able to mess it up or access files of other users. We also need a way for printer (and scanner) manufacturers to add drivers without need of the whole immutable system core to be replaced, ...

The New Architecture helps towards this new system realm by its all-IPP approach only using network-based communication protocols.

Here the changes and methods are presented and possible approaches and solutions discussed.

Session author's bio

Till is leader of OpenPrinting since it was founded in 2001, introduced the CUPS printing system in Mandrake Linux in 2000 working at MandrakeSoft and with this and a lot of evangelism (booths, talks, workshops) made the other distros also switch to CUPS, since 2006 printing maintainer at Canonical, co-organizing annual meetings with the Printer Working Group (PWG), since 2008 every year mentoring in Google Summer of Code, doing everything to make printing on Linux and alike operating systems "just work". With his OpenPrinting work Till has many years of experience with presenting on conferences and participating in their organization. Till is also fellow of the Linux Foundation.

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