Test Day:2009-08-18 Fit and Finish:Printing

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DATE TIME WHERE
2009-08-18 From 12:00 to 21:00 UTC (8am -> 5pm EDT) #fedora-fit-and-finish)


What to test?

The topic of this Fedora Test Day will be printing. We are interesting in the problems you face when using Fedora to print anything, be it an office document, a web page, a photo, or your memoirs.

Who's available

The following people have agreed to be available for testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion: Matthias Clasen, Marek Kasik, Tim Waugh

Prerequisites for Test Day

  • A printer. Or many printers...
  • A good mood. Remember; while we are poking into things that may make us angry or frustrated, we are doing it to make things better
  • An up-to-date rawhide installation. See the instructions on the Rawhide page on the various ways in which you can install or update to Rawhide. If that feels too risky to you, we also have recent rawhide live images available that allow you to participate without risking your existing installation. Tips on using a live image are available at FedoraLiveCD.

Note that these images are too large to fit on a CD. You will need to burn them to a DVD or convert them to USB images to work with them. We are working to get the image size reduced for future test days.

Architecture SHA1SUM Size
i686 ae911660579bbc330f0e034cc1534e7b3cc41787 731M
x86_64 2444f2328c8d23d95b25f16fc145e80c31a9fc10 684M

(as you can see, there is something odd going on here with the i686 spin that blows up its size, but I couldn't figure out what it is)

Finally, if you don't have a rawhide installation and don't want to download an iso, your input will still be valuable if it is based on F11.

How to test

In this test day, we look for the small and large issues that make us want to tear our hair out whenever something needs to be printed.

Tim pointed out that you may have to do these tests with SELinux in permissive mode, due to some issues with the current SELinux policies.

Here are some things to look at:

Issues that were identified

Tester Description Bug references Status
mclasen SElinux enforcing breaks cups-pk-helper #517528 FIXED
mclasen new printer - delayed bubble #518007 FIXED
mclasen wrong action used when releasing a held job #518012 FIXED
mclasen print to file uses wrong icon #592220 FIXED
mclasen indicate printer status in the icons #518020 FIXED
twaugh jobs not cancelled properly #518026 FIXED
twaugh missing simplified native gutenprint drivers #518030 FIXED
tpelka Printer test page wrong upper margin #518031 CLOSED
twaugh driver preference order needs tweaking for gutenprint #518045 FIXED
mclasen print preview for complex jobs #347569, #550329
ykopkova s-c-p hangs verifying ipp queue #518065 FIXED
mclasen status indication in the job list and elsewhere #518070 FIXED

Things that work alright

Tester Description
ykopkova Printing Network Printer; Printing Complex
twaugh Out of paper bubble notification
mclasen Status indication in print dialog
mclasen Reconnecting a printer
mclasen Duplex, n-up, etc. with print-to-file
mclasen Status indication in the notification area