351: Interview with Till Kamppeter & Michael Sweet of OpenPrinting, Making Linux Printing Just Work

On this episode of Destination Linux (351), we have an awesome interview lined up for you. We are being joined by 2 members of the OpenPrinting project to talk about their work making Printing on Linux so easy and just works. Lets get this show on the road toward Destination Linux!

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Special Guests:

Till Kamppeter
Michael Sweet
Link: https://openprinting.github.io/

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Chapters:

00:00:00 Destination Linux 351 Intro
00:00:38 Community Feedback
00:07:46 NAMECHEAP – [ link ]
00:08:44 OpenPrinting Interview
00:09:03 What was your first experience with open source software?
00:24:38 What is the OpenPrinting organization and what services do they provide to the community?
00:38:53 Till, can you tell us about your work on Linux Mandrake?
00:45:02 LINBIT – [ link ]
00:46:20 What are some of the biggest challenges getting drivers to work on Linux?
00:53:10 How has Apple made AirPrint so good?
01:02:19 If you were in the market for a new printer, what brand would you be looking at?
01:08:32 What do you think the future holds for printing as a whole?
01:16:59 What kind of contributions would you ask for and how can they get in touch?
01:21:03 Did Apple make CUPS?
01:28:26 Lightning Round
01:31:25 Outro

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  1. This one will be interesting. I am eager to watch.

  2. Thank you for putting out this episode. Printers are typically about as exciting as watching paint dry (which, in a way, is exactly what they are supposed to do, right?) but after listening completely through this, I walked away having learned so much! I honestly never understood what ‘foomatic’ drivers were, and ‘cups’ was always a mysterious set of internal web pages that somehow made my printer just start working…

    Thank you so much to Till and Michael for sharing their time and talent! Linux would still be in the dark ages if it were not for people like you. God bless you both!

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