[Printing-architecture] Project ideas for OpenPrinting in the Google Summer of Code 2009

Alex Wauck alex.wauck at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 11:10:28 PST 2009

I intend to resume my work on the KDE4 implementation of the Common Printing
Dialog at some point in the near future.  I could work on patching
applications for CPDAPI support for GSoC.

I also have a friend who has quite a bit of experience with web apps and is
looking to do GSoC this year.  He has expressed interest in working on the
driver management web app.

So, there are students available for at least two of those jobs.


On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 12:19 PM, Till Kamppeter
<till.kamppeter at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I will again apply for the Linux Foundation to participate in the Google
> Summer of Code. So I want to ask you for your suggestions of coding work
> at OpenPrinting which could be done by GSoC students and also whether
> you would volunteer mentoring.
> Important is that the code will really be used in the near future. Last
> year we had for example one student implementing the PAPI in CUPS but it
> seems that in our current printing environments there is no real need
> for the PAPI.
> We also need to try to assign projects which students can finish in
> time. If projects are too big we should split them into two.
> Note that the students in reality do less than you expect and that if
> the GSoC is over and they are not ready that they usually do not have
> time to finish what is still missing.
> Work which needs to be done is for example:
> - Patching individual applications to get the DBUS interface for a
> Common Printing Dialog
> - Writing a web app to manage printer drivers and PPDsd uploaded by
> manufacturers
> - Implementing JTAPI and integrating in foomatic-rip to add job ticket
> support to the PDF work flow
> - Coding test suites for printer self certification
> - Coding on color management integration (TBD by the color management
> experts and by the OpenPrinting Summit outcomes).
>    Till
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