There was a bug filed recently that indicated that printing was
broken on certain printers. As a result of that discussion, it became
apparent that there was no criteria for printing to work at all, which
seems like an oversight.
I discussed this briefly with Matthias Clasen this morning and he
agreed that this should be treated as blocking for Workstation.
I'd like to propose that we add the following criteria to Beta for Fedora 30+:
* Printing must work on at least one printer available to Fedora QA.
"Work" is defined as the output from the device matching a preview
shown on the GNOME print preview display. (Note that differences in
color reproduction are not considered "non-working".)
and this to Final for Fedora 30+:
* Printing must work on at least one printer using each of the
(I don't know which ones to specify here, but we ought to try to
figure out a cross-section that covers a large swath of our expected
I'm against this as a blocker for a number of reasons:
* When we've tried to do hardware specific blocking at the time like
dual boot with MacOS this has not worked well and the dual boot is
testable with one piece of hardware
* It's easy to do a zero day update or a standard update to fix it
post release as doesn't affect the install path
* We don't do it for other non critical hardware selections such as
digital cameras, video cameras, and other such things
* Hardware availability, I don't see blocking for one type of printer
over another type is a good use of our time.