[arch-dev-public] help wanted / IPP based printing/scanning

Giancarlo Razzolini grazzolini at archlinux.org
Mon Jul 13 00:31:31 UTC 2020

Em julho 8, 2020 8:30 Andreas Radke via arch-dev-public escreveu:
> There's some major effort going on to move from driver based scanning
> and printing to driverless scanning and printing both based on IPP
> specifications offered by newer devices.
> While IPP based printing is already there for some time and usable with
> cups+cups-filters [1] there's more work going on recently for IPP based
> scanning lately. There are a few projects we should probably support
> and add to our repos. I'm thinking about adding Sane-airscan [2][3] to
> extra.
> There's also a new ipp-usb proxy to allow IPP protocol access with USB
> connected printers and scanner as well [4][5]. I've prepared a simple
> package here of this one.
> Sadly my own printer is has a broken IPP implementation and thus can't
> be used with driverless printing [6]. My scanner is an old extra
> devices with plain usb connection. Both devices keep working well and I
> have no plan to replace them. So I cannot test anything of the new IPP
> stuff.
> If there's desire to have the new IPP stack fully available form our
> repos I can do the packaging because it's heavily related to
> recent multidevices and openprinting.org projects. But any help is
> welcome and I would prefer someone to become a backup and co-maintainer.
> If somebody has interest to help out here and maybe owns a modern IPP
> based multidevice please drop me a line.
> If nobody steps up or complains I plan to add sane-airscan and ipp-usb
> and maybe more if needed.
> -Andy

Hi Andreas,

As we have discussed over IRC, I do have one of the printers supported by this
model of driverless printing. Although, as of now, I'm using hplip, I could possibly
switch to use this and help testing. It even has a scanner as well, so driverless
scanning could be tested.

I'm not sure how up to date our wiki pages are, perhaps we should start improving that
as well.

Giancarlo Razzolini
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