Update for 3 weeks, did not post the 2 previous weeks …
cups-filters: Released cups-browsed 2.0b4 with a test script for both build (
make check) and autopkgtests, as required for the inclusion in Main and a lot of bug fixes. Independent of this, and also of the MIR cups-browsed got promoted into Main by @vorlon (thanks a lot), as it is a split-off of a package which was already in Main. Got only note of it when uploading 2.0b4. In libppd I got several fixes for the new
ppdTest() function from its contributor, GSoC candidate Biswadeep Purkayastha. In the upload of cups-filters I had problems with a failing autopkgtest of foo2zjs only on ppc64el, blocking its migration, discussed it with @vorlon and he reproduced it on a ppc64el VM and found a fix in foomatic-rip (thanks again!!). libcupsfilters got fixes for building with QPDF 11 and to run the
cfFilterUniversal() filter function witout the filter-specific parameters.
Common Print Dialog Backends: Released 2.0b4 of all the three components, mainly for the added build test scripts as required by the MIRs. Also made the demo of cpdb-libs available as developer tools (mainly to ease writing test scripts for backend packages), and fixed several bugs discovered during test script development.
Linux App Summit 2023 in Brno: The final schedules are available now. My main talk, about the Common Print Dialog Backends (CPDB) support in print dialogs and the “Printers” module of GNOME Control Center, got accepted and will take place on Saturday, April 22, at 16:35 CEST. Unfortunately, due to the huge amount of great submissions and the limited time slots in only 2 rooms on 2 days, my Snap workshop and my OpenPrinting BoF did not get accepted.
Linux Plumbers Conference 2023 in Richmond, VA: Plumbers is late in the year this time, Nov 13-15, the week after the Engineering Sprint, and it is in the US (2.5 hours driving from @kenvandine’s home). I will most probably run the OpenPrinting micro-conference again there.
Google Summer of Code 2023: got several contributions by assignments to the candidates. Found candidates for most of the posted project ideas. Working with the candidates on their exact projects and their proposals now. Also found a candidate for the Braille Printer Application, which did not get completed last year. Started to line up the mentors, too, some being contributors of last year.
OpenPrinting: Monthly video meeting.