[Printing-architecture] [Gimp-print-devel] RFC: Patch for (libusb-based) USB backend for quirks files

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Thu Aug 1 14:57:36 UTC 2013


The necessary changes are part of CUPS 1.6.3 and 1.7rc1 that were released on the 11th.

(the GIT mirror is still experiencing technical difficulties and I need to pull it until it starts updating properly...)

On 2013-08-01, at 10:54 AM, Solomon Peachy <pizza at shaftnet.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 12:02:48PM -0400, Michael Sweet wrote:
>> Attached are patches for 1.7rc1 and 1.6.3 that add support for USB quirks files to the libusb-based USB backend.  The purpose of these patches is to allow third-party drivers (Gutenprint, others) that provide their own backends to blacklist the USB printers they support, or for those drivers to identify the specific quirks those printers need to work with the standard USB backend.
> Has there been any progress on this?  It doesn't look like it's been 
> committed into CUPS yet.
> It looked good from my perspective, and things are ready on the 
> gutenprint side to generate and install an appropriate quirks file for 
> the printers that need blacklisting.
> Cheers,
> - Solomon
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