[Printing-architecture] Concept for PPD-less CUPS-spooled printing on Bonjour-discovered network printers

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Wed Nov 20 16:09:07 UTC 2013

Marek, thank you for the patch.

Mike, should printer status (for example Paused) not be in the TXT
record or somewhere else in the Bonjour broadcast, so that a client can
determine the status without further query?


On 11/20/2013 05:01 PM, Marek Kasik wrote:
> Hi,
> I've filled bug for the waking of Avahi printers up here:
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=712751 .
> Unfortunately the print dialog doesn't show state of such printers
> before user selects them because I don't have information about paused
> state (e.g. through "printer-state-reasons") of the printer in TXT records.
> Regards
> Marek
> On 11/15/2013 05:14 PM, Marek Kasik wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> just an update. I'm working on the problem of waking avahi printers up
>> in gtk print dialog. It will show just name, location and state when the
>> printer is not selected but once it is selected it will perform an IPP
>> request to get its abilities.
>> Regards
>> Marek

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