Sep 20 – 24, 2021
US/Pacific timezone

Print Management GUI

Sep 20, 2021, 8:40 AM
Microconference3/Virtual-Room (LPC Virtual)


LPC Virtual

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Till Kamppeter (OpenPrinting / Canonical)


In the new printing (and scanning) architecture available printers are not defined by CUPS queues any more but by IPP services, being network printers, Printer Applications, and IPP-over-USB for USB printers. CUPS queues are simply auto-created corresponding to these IPP services. So it does not make sense to have a printer setup tool which lists the available CUPS queues and allows creating them. Instead, we need a tool which lists IPP services and for each service gives access to configure it, via buttons opening the web interface and also GUI for IPP System Service.

For legacy devices which do not provide IPP services by themselves, we need a tool to discover them and to find Printer Applications for them, both locally installed or installable, like in the Snap Store.

We will discuss the details and the integration of these tools in the desktop environments.

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Till Kamppeter (OpenPrinting / Canonical)

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