MFD> [scanner term] Meeting Minutes for June 14 Teleconference posted

MFD> [scanner term] Meeting Minutes for June 14 Teleconference posted

MFD> [scanner term] Meeting Minutes for June 14 Teleconference posted

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Tue Jun 19 13:04:36 EDT 2007


Hi,

Good minutes, as always - one comment about 'Scanner' subunit.

In WIMS/1.0 (an approved PWG Candidate Standard) and thus in
Counter MIB v1 (an approved PWG Informational Specification),
there is a subunit named 'Scanner' that corresponds to the 
'Marker' (used in Print Device).

The confusion occurs because of the use of the obsolete (and
ambiguous) term 'Printer' to mean 'Print Device'.

Thus, the WIMS XML schemas (and Counter MIB enumerations) name a
'Scan Service', 'Scan Device', and 'Scanner Subunit'.  

MFD modelling work should NOT overload the ambiguous term 'Scanner' 
to mean 'Scan Device'.  The 'Copy' and 'FaxOut' services will also
use the 'Scanner Subunit', but that does NOT mean that they will
use the entire 'Scan Device'.

If we wish to replace the term 'Scanner' (for the subunit) with
some other term, then we need to make this decision and come to
concensus quite quickly, since it breaks the 'Subunits.xsd' XML
schema in WIMS and the 'IcSubunitTypeTC' textual convention in
the Imaging State and Counter MIB (soon to move to PWG Last Call).

Cheers,
- Ira
 
Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Chair - Linux Foundation Open Printing WG
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
phone: +1-906-494-2434
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com 
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All, 

The June 14 teleconference meeting minutes is now available as: 

ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/mfd/minutes/pwg-mfd-minutes-20070614.pdf        and 
ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/mfd/minutes/pwg-mfd-minutes-20070614.doc 

-Nancy 
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