Presenting at OpenPrinting Summit today

April 15th, 2010

Just a quick note that I’ll be presenting by phone today, Thursday 15th April, at the OpenPrinting Summit on the topic of automatic printer driver installation in Fedora 13.  The talk is at 1600 UTC / 1700 BST, and was not Wednesday as scheduled.  The schedule hasn’t been updated yet, but when it is you can find it and the dial-in information here.

Printer Device IDs wanted

April 1st, 2010

The new feature in Fedora 13 for installing printer drivers automatically makes it all the more important to have correct IEEE 1284 Device IDs for printers.  Unfortunately many drivers shipped in Fedora do not declare Device IDs for all the printers they support, and some of the ones we do have are wrong.

You can help put this right, whether you are running Fedora 13 Alpha, or Fedora 11/12.

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Printing Test Day this Thursday

March 23rd, 2010

This Thursday (March 25th) is when a Printing Test Day is being held for Fedora.  This is an opportunity to check that printing will work with your printer in Fedora 13, and to help find bugs to be fixed before release date.

One of the new features in Fedora 13 is the automatic installation of printer drivers when USB printers are connected.  For this feature to work, specific information about each printer model needs to be stored in the relevant driver packages.  Some of this is done but we need your help to test it and to collect more Device ID strings.

Please come along and join in!

system-config-printer 1.2.0

March 17th, 2010

I’ve just released the first version in a new stable branch of system-config-printer.  The changes are listed below. Read the rest of this entry »

Fedora Updates can be revised

December 8th, 2009

Fedora package developers very often submit a test update for a package, get some feedback on it, then submit another test update incorporating further fixes.  This resets the “karma” back to zero, as well as making search results for packages in the Fedora Update system very cluttered.

Did you know that you can edit an existing test update?  Doing this keeps the list of fixed bugs, keeps any user comments about the update, and keeps the karma from previous testing.


After clicking Edit, make your changes but be sure to choose Testing or Stable for the Request field.