Bug#966701: Driverless printing in buster via ipp-usb
On Tue 16 Mar 2021 at 19:57:47 +0000, Justin B Rye wrote:
> Brian Potkin wrote:
> >> USB connected printers and driverless printing
> >> ----------------------------------------------
> >> The Release Notes for Debian 10 briefly describe the driverless printing
> >> situation implemented via CUPS and cups-filters.  The changes apply to
> >> modern printers connected by ethernet or wireless. 
> >> 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. 
> >> 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  with a
> >> local driverless print queue.
> >> The use of vendor printer drivers, free and non-free, becomes unnecessary
> >> with networked and USB connected printers.
> >>  https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/release-notes/ch-whats-new.en.html#driverless-printing
> >>  https://wiki.debian.org/CUPSQuickPrintQueues
> >>  https://wiki.debian.org/CUPSDriverlessPrinting.
> >>  https://wiki.debian.org/SystemPrinting
> > Thinking on:
> > The Release Notes for Debian 10 briefly describe...
> > should probably be
> > The Release Notes for Debian 10 briefly describes...
> Plural "notes", so I'd say that they "describe" the situation (and my
> native en_GB tends if anything to be more tolerant than en_US of
> mismatches). But it might be worth shifting things round so that the
> sentence has a different subject, since this would let it introduce
> topics in a more natural order:
> Modern printers connected by ethernet or wireless  can use driverless
> printing, implemented via CUPS and cups-filters, as described in the
> Debian 10 "buster" Release Notes. 
I haven't any problem with that change. I particularly wanted a
referral to buster because many users are still apparently unaware
of the changes in the printing system. This is noticable with HP
devices; HPLIP has "HP" in its name, so it must be good!
>  https://wiki.debian.org/CUPSQuickPrintQueues
>  https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/release-notes/ch-whats-new.en.html#driverless-printing
> Oh, watch out, that /stable/ URL will point at the wrong thing soon!
> We need
>  https://www.debian.org/releases/buster/amd64/release-notes/ch-whats-new.en.html#driverless-printing
A good point.
> > Having  as
> > https://wiki.debian.org/CUPSDriverlessPrinting#debian
> > might be considered more targeted.
> Calling that anchor "#debian" implies that the rest of the page is
> about something other than Debian; and using the release name as a
> section title will make things harder to follow once we're moving
> towards Debian 12 "bookworm"! Couldn't the section be titled
> something like "IPP-over-USB: automatic setup"?
I'd see that as a wiki issue rather a Release Notes issue; thanks
for raising it. I am inclining towards adopting your section title