[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Bug#966701: Driverless printing in buster via ipp-usb

On Wed 23 Sep 2020 at 19:54:14 +0100, Brian Potkin wrote:

> I would like the following version to replace previous offering:
> USB connected printers and driverless printing
> ----------------------------------------------
> The Release Notes for Debian 10 briefly describe the driverless printing
> situation implemented via CUPS and cups-filters. [1] The changes apply to
> modern printers connected by ethernet or wireless. [2]
> The release of Debian 11 sees the inclusion of ipp-usb in the stable
> archive. ipp-usb is recommended by cups-daemon and utilises the
> vendor-neutral IPP-over-USB protocol that is supported by many modern
> printers. ipp-usb allows a USB device to be seen and treated as a network
> device. The outcome is that driverless printing is extended to include USB
> connected printers. The specifics are outlined on the wiki. [3]
> The systemd service file included in the ipp-usb package starts the
> ipp-usb daemon when a printer is plugged in. A USB connected printer now
> becomes available to print to, either by being auto-setup by cups-browsed,
> which is the default technique, or being manually installed [4] with a
> local driverless print queue.
> The use of vendor printer drivers, free and non-free, becomes unnecessary
> with networked and USB connected printers.
> [1] https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/release-notes/ch-whats-new.en.html#driverless-printing
> [2] https://wiki.debian.org/CUPSQuickPrintQueues
> [3] https://wiki.debian.org/CUPSDriverlessPrinting.
> [4] https://wiki.debian.org/SystemPrinting
> Cheers,
> Brian.

Thinking on:

  The Release Notes for Debian 10 briefly describe...

should probably be

  The Release Notes for Debian 10 briefly describes...

Having [3] as


might be considered more targeted.



Reply to: