Meeting called to order by Ira McDonald at 12pm US Eastern on 2 February 2016. Minutes taken by Ira McDonald.
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Note: Brazil shifts back to standard time on 20 February 2016
- Till reactivated our participation as a mentor organization - Till deleted 3 projects that were already completed elsewhere - No students have applied for OP projects so far
- Till is working with several printer manufacturers - Participating printer manufacturers didn't send updates this month
- Stable draft - See 'PWG News' below - replaced license agreement with PWG members agreement for IPR - PWG Formal Vote started on 01/19/16 - ends on 02/19/16 - Schedule - PWG Candidate Standard Q1 2016 - PWG IPP Everywhere Test Tools for Self-Certification - ipptool - IPP Everywhere print protocol - Linux/Mac OS X/Windows - ippfind - IPP Everywhere Bonjour discovery - Linux/Mac OS X/Windows
- CUPS - no new releases after v2.1.2 on 2 December 2015 (Mike) - CUPS Filters principal changes (Till) - More enhancements and fixes on cups-browsed for use on mobile devices: Allow auto-shutdown when the generated queues run out of jobs and not only when the queues go away. Do not disable queues when avahi-daemon terminates as the servers can be still there. - Fixed CUPS domain socket support in cups-browsed. - Made the Braille support more distro-friendly by removing hard dependencies and allowing alternatives for the tools to be used. - Cleaned up copyright info mess, removed unneeded header and footer lines - Bug fixes. - CUPS Filters v1.8.1 release on 21 January 2016 (Till) - cups-browsed: Do not disable queues which still have jobs (and therefore cannot be removed) when avahi-daemon goes away, the print server is most probably still available and printing can be continued. Especially important on mobile devices where avahi-daemon is shut down when the print dialog is closed (and the job(s) still printing). - CUPS Filters v1.8.0 release on 21 January 2016 (Till) - COPYING: Replaced the COPYING file by a file in Debian format, derived from Debian's file but updated and corrected. - braille: Added info about additional packages needed for Braille printing to the README file. - braille: Let the Braille filters use lou_translate of liblouis if the more sophisticated file2brl of liblouisutdml is not installed. This is decided on at run time, so later installation of liblouisutdml will let the filters automatically switch to file2brl. - braille: Allow to build with Braille support also if liblouis is not installed at build time. - braille: Added checks for the presence of helper tools, to get clear messages in the CUPS error_log if something is missing. - Fixed copyright headers of files inherited from CUPS or derived from CUPS, pointing to COPYING as license info file, removing Apple exceptions, removing hints that a missing license info file can be found at www.cups.org, and removing "$Id" SVN file ID placeholders. - Updated COPYING file for missing implicitclass and beh backends. - CUPS Filters v1.7.0 release on 18 January 2016 (Till) - cups-browsed: Added possibility to trigger the auto shutdown by the queues of cups-browsed being without jobs. Before auto shutdown was only possible when all queues have gone away. This allows auto shutdown on mobile devices where avahi-daemon is also used for other things than printing. - CUPS Filters v1.6.0 release on 13 January 2016 (Till) - foomatic-rip: Fixed buffer overflow when reading environment variables CUPS_FONTPATH, CUPS_DATADIR, and GS_LIB (Bug #1336). - beh: Introduced beh, the Backend Error Handler, a wrapper backend to make handling of backend errors more configurable. This backend is a C re-write of the beh backend written in Perl which was part of the former foomatic-filters package. Several people asked for beh getting moved to cups-filters. - braille: Make image printing working also if ImageMagick generates formatted images without header. - braille: If the user does not select a Braille translation, let the embosser do the translation. - cups-browsed: Added version info to help screen and start-up in debug mode, call help screen also via "--version" option. - cups-browsed: Minor improvements in help screen and man page. - CUPS Filters v1.5.0 release on 17 December 2015 (Till) - cups-browsed: Allow use of an alternative configuration file via the "-c" command line option. - cups-browsed: Allow supplying configuration settings via the command line using the "-o" command line option. - cups-browsed: Command line help via the "-h" or "--help" command line option. - CUPS Filters v1.4.0 release on 14 December 2015 (Till) - foomatic-rip: SECURITY FIX: Also consider the semicolon (';') as an illegal shell escape character. Thanks to Adam Chester (adam dot chester at pentest dot co dot uk) for the hint (CVE-2015-8560). - brftoembosser, imagetobrf, imagetoubrl, imageubrltoindexv3, imageubrltoindexv4, textbrftoindexv3, textbrftoindexv4, texttobrf, braille.convs, braille.types, generic-brf.drv, indexv3.drv, indexv4.drv: Added support for Braille embossing via CUPS. Text and even images can now be sent to a Braille embosser like to a printer. Thanks to Samuel Thibault (samuel dot thibault at ens-lyon dot org) for this contribution. - CUPS Filters v1.3.0 release on 9 December 2015 (Till) - cups-browsed: Added new BrowseFilter directive in cups-browsed.conf. This directive allows filtering of the remote printers to be accepted on most properties/metadata supplied with the DNS-SD broadcasts. This allows, in addition to BrowseAllow/BrowseDeny/BrowseOrder, to reduce the amount of printers listed in print dialogs to a more useful amount. - cups-browsed: Added support for BrowseDeny and BrowseOrder directives in cups-browsed.conf. - cups-browsed: Let the BrowseAllow lines in cups-browsed.conf also apply to remote printers discovered via DNS-SD. - cups-browsed: Auto-create queues for PCL-5c/e printers but not for HP inkjet printers (which also advertise themselves as PCL printers). - cups-browsed, sys5ippprinter: Recognize PCL-5c/e printers not only by the application/vnd.hp-pcl MIME type but also by application/pcl and application/x-pcl.
- GSoC did not accept Linux Foundation as a mentor for 2015 - many *new* organizations were accepted instead - Till will do mentor application - need project descriptions - various Foomatic enhancements are possible - reuse applicable project ideas from last year - GSoC 2016 Schedule - 8-19 February - project proposals by mentors - 29 February - GSoC approves mentoring organizations - 29 February to 13 March - Students discuss GSoC projects - 14-25 March - Students apply for GSoC projects - 25 April - GSoC approves projects/students - 23 May - GSoC coding begins - 20-27 June - GSoC mid-term evaluations - 15-22 August - GSoC "pencils down" - 30 August - GSoC results announced
- OP speaker and attendee invitations - Till has started sending out speaker invitations - Michael Vrhel (Artifex/Ghostscript) - will attend (from Seattle) - Aveek Basu - will attend - Till will approach GTK & QT printing dialog people to call-in - Till will take over website and OPS invitations - Till will send speaker invitations w/ PWG/OPS dates ASAP - Till will send attendee invitation w/ PWG/OPS draft schedule - OP Summit will be 10th anniversary from Atlanta 2006 - Till & Ira to search for updated attendee email addressesACTION: Till to send OPS speaker/attendee invitations
- PWG in Cupertino, CA (Apple host) - 10-11 February 2016 - http://www.pwg.org/chair/meeting-info/meetings.html - Note - swapped Apple and HP meetings in February and April - REMINDER - PWG/OP Summit in Boise, ID (HP host) - 26-28 April 2016 - http://www.pwg.org/chair/meeting-info/meetings.html - Note - swapped Apple and HP meetings in February and April - IPP Everywhere Self-Certification - Stable draft - REQUIRED for PWG IPP Everywhere Logo usage - REQUIRED for Mopria Alliance - REQUIRED for WiFi Direct Print Service - http://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ipp/wd/wd-ippeveselfcert10-20151110.pdf - replaced license agreement with PWG members agreement for IPR - PWG Formal Vote started on 01/19/16 - ends on 02/19/16 - Schedule - PWG Candidate Standard Q1 2016 - IETF IPP/1.1 Updates (Mike/Ira) - https://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-sweet-rfc2910bis-07.txt - https://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-sweet-rfc2911bis-07.txt - changes for updated IETF Proposed Standard - Barry Leiba (IETF ART AD) will be AD sponsor - note on 07/12/15 - 2910bis/2911bis reviewed by IPP WG on 01/18/16 - Schedule - IETF Last Call in Q1/Q2 2016 - IPP System Service (Mike/Ira) - Interim draft - http://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ipp/wd/wd-ippsystem10-20160117-rev.pdf - IPP WG review on 01/04/16 - removed redundant Restarts - Schedule - Prototype draft in Q1/Q2 2016 - IPP Job Password Repertoire (Smith Kennedy) - http://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ipp/wd/ wp-job-password-repertoire-20160101-rev.pdf - IPP WG review on 12/07/15 - Plan is to IANA register stand-alone (without enclosing IPP spec) - Schedule - IPP WG review and IANA registration in Q1 2016
- PWG in Cupertino, CA (Apple host) - 10-11 February 2016 - http://www.pwg.org/chair/meeting-info/meetings.html - Note - swapped meetings in February and April for Apple and HP - Trusted Computing Group in San Francisco, CA - 22-26 February 2016 - http://www.trustedcomputinggroup.org/ - http://www.pwg.org/chair/meeting-info/meetings.html - REMINDER - PWG/OP Summit in Boise, ID (HP host) - 26-28 April 2016 - http://www.pwg.org/chair/meeting-info/meetings.html - Note - swapped Apple and HP meetings in February and April - Trusted Computing Group in Vienna, Austria - 20-24 June 2016 - http://www.trustedcomputinggroup.org/ - http://www.pwg.org/chair/meeting-info/meetings.html
Open Action Items
Next OP US/Europe/Brazil Conference Calls
- Note - Brazil shifts back to standard time on 20 February 2016 - Tuesday 1 March 2015, Daytime - US 9am in San Francisco - US PST (Pacific Standard Time) 10am in Colorado - US MST (Mountain Standard Time) 11am in Chicago - US CST (Central Standard Time) 12pm in New York - US EST (Eastern Standard Time) - Europe 6pm in Berlin - CET (Central Europe Time) - Brazil 2pm in Belo Horizonte - BRT (Brasilia Time) US: +1 641-715-3814 - NEW NUMBER in US started in November 2015 Germany: +49 (0) 221 98203421 Brazil: +55 61 4040-4460 Japan: +81 (0) 3-5050-5070 Participant Access Code: 622393# (note that local numbers for many other countries are available, also cellphone apps, VOIP support, etc. - please email Till for details)
- Note - Brazil shifts back to standard time on 20 February 2016 - Note - US shifts forward to summer time on 13 March 2016 - Note - Europe shifts forward to summer time on 27 March 2016 - Tuesday 5 April 2015, Daytime - US 9am in San Francisco - US PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) 10am in Colorado - US MDT (Mountain Daylight Time) 11am in Chicago - US CDT (Central Daylight Time) 12pm in New York - US EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) - Europe 6pm in Berlin - CEST (Central Europe Summer Time) - Brazil 1pm in Belo Horizonte - BRT (Brasilia Time) US: +1 641-715-3814 - NEW NUMBER in US started in November 2015 Germany: +49 (0) 221 98203421 Brazil: +55 61 4040-4460 Japan: +81 (0) 3-5050-5070 Participant Access Code: 622393# (note that local numbers for many other countries are available, also cellphone apps, VOIP support, etc. - please email Till for details)