20-24 September 2021
US/Pacific timezone

Printer/Scanner Driver Design and Development

20 Sep 2021, 10:00
30m
Microconference3/Virtual-Room (LPC Virtual)

Microconference3/Virtual-Room

LPC Virtual

150
Open Printing MC Open Printing MC

Speaker

Till Kamppeter (OpenPrinting / Canonical)

Description

Classic printer and scanner drivers are replaced by Printer/Scanner Applications which emulate IPP-based network devices. We also have implemented most of the supporting code to easily create such Printer/Scanner Applications (PAPPL), a library for retro-fitting classic PPD-based CUPS drivers (pappl-retrofit), and Printer Applications retro-fitting PostScript PPDs (Snap Store), Ghostscript drivers (Snap Store), and HPLIP's printing (Snap Store).

In this session we want to help developers get started with the design, creation, and Snap-packaging of Printer/Scanner Applications, Especially we also want that printer/scanner developers create native Printer/Scanner Applications and not retro-fits of their classic CUPS/SANE drivers (Tutorial from Google Season of Docs 2021). Updates on the development progress in the monthly news posts.

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Primary author

Till Kamppeter (OpenPrinting / Canonical)

Presentation Materials