OpenPrinting CUPS Quick Start

For more detail, see the tutorial (beware, it is not yet updated for Foomatic 4.0).

If you have trouble, see the troubleshooting guide.


Implementation - Volunteers and/or Sponsors Needed!

For getting a great user experience with printing there is still a lot of coding needed. See our projects described below. Your contribution is highly appreciated. As we want our work to get a standard, we will let every completed project get into the major Linux distributions, so your work will help a lot of Linux users and will make Linux a better OS.

Enter the amazing world of free software and help fixing bug #1 of Linux.


Meeting Information

Face to Face meeting information appears on this page in reverse chronological order.

April 2013 - OpenPrinting Summit/PWG Meeting in Cupertino

Planned topics and logistics 


Actionable next steps toward the goal of making printing on Linux "just work".

LF's printing activities revolve around a few focal points:


Patching Ghostscript 8.63 for the PDF printing workflow

In general, you should use Ghostscript 8.64 (or newer) for PDF-based printing, but if you cannot do the upgrade to the new version for some reason, you can fix the most important bugs by applying patches.

In Ghostscript 8.63 many bugs on PDF rendering where fixed, but there are still bugs breaking the PDF-based printing workflow for many users.

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