Hope this is the right place for this request.
After my Canon LBP 3300 stopped working recently and attempts to fix the problem failed I am considering selling it off and purchasing a new laser printer.
From what I can tell, CUPS is moving towards IPP as the main way of communicating with printers. When adding the existing printer with lpadmin, it now says:
lpadmin: Printer drivers are deprecated and will stop working in a future version of CUPS.
So what printer should I choose that will survive updates to CUPS?
I prefer Canon or HP from a reliability standpoint. I see that the HP drivers (hplip) are available in the Fedora repo. Does this mean the HP would have a better chance of remaining compatible for the life of the printer?
Canon only provide their proprietary CAPT drivers and do not provide any support for Linux. So I guess they are crossed off the list.
And when I say “life” of the printer, I am talking possible 10+ years., as that is what I got from the LBP3300.
Please give me some clues on how to pick the right laser printer to survive the future of Fedora (if possible).