Printing Test Day

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

It’s that time again.  Fedora 16’s Printing Test Day is tomorrow, Thursday October 6th.  Come along and help make printing work better on Fedora!

The Test Day page has instructions on what you need and how to test.

Firewall adjustments

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

I’ve just released version 1.2.1 of system-config-printer.  One of the changes is that it now uses the D-Bus API of the Fedora firewall tool to actually make firewall adjustments that it needs.

Presenting at OpenPrinting Summit today

Thursday, 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

Thursday, 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.


Printing Test Day this Thursday

Tuesday, 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!