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

OpenPrinting - We make printing just work!

Sep 8, 2023, 4:15 PM
Room 1

Room 1

Talk (40 min) OpenPrinting


Till Kamppeter


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Printing works better than under Windows or Mac!

Before starting with the OpenPrinting Roadmap Sprint Till Kamppeter, leader of the OpenPrinting project, will give an introduction about what this all is about.

Going through OpenPrinting's history the components of the printing infrastructure of modern Linux (and other Posix-style) operating systems will get shown.

  • How did the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) with the printing system CUPS being an implementation of it simplify printing a lot?
  • The printer driver challenge, good and bad cooperation with manufacturers, packaging and distributing ...
  • Desktop integration, GUI toolkits, print dialogs, setup tools, portals, ...

Especially also the New Architecture of all-IPP printing and scanning and also the integration in immutable OS distributions will be treated ...

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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