[Printing-architecture] OpenPrinting News

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 14:52:18 UTC 2019

On 14/02/2019 14:21, Zdenek Dohnal wrote:
> Michal Sekletar contacted me last week about Avahi situation. IMHO he
> talked with Lennart (since he is his co-worker from the same team) about
> the situation and came up with solution they will try to implement Avahi
> features (because Avahi has currently uncooperative upstream and Avahi
> API is not so good for use in their opinion) into systemd itself,
> probably in systemd-resolved.
> But the initiative does not have any specific dates when it will be
> done, only 'in the future', so I cannot declare any specific deadlines
> when it will be done. Because of it I'm for Till's suggestion, if
> immediate solution is needed.
> About future work on systemd, I only told Michal what CUPS would need
> from systemd, if Avahi will be gone (I used what Mike said in
> https://github.com/apple/cups/issues/5452):
> - register service instance and TEXT/LOC records
> - browse for service
> - resolving .local hostnames
> If I missed something, please tell me and send me an email.
> Just sharing the latest gossip from systemd group.

Important is also that a service on localhost (for example ippusbxd or 
generally a Printer Application) can be registered and advertised 
locally. See



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