Hi Nancy and Bill,
My two cents
The temptation to strongly type executables in a Resource
Repository is obvious, but a mistake.
Human users should be left to interpret ResourceInfo, e.g.,
"Freshwater Screensaver - Win32 XP/Vista self-installer
29 October 2008".
Resource Repository should just record ResourceType of
'executable' (the 'software' type is ambiguous - is it source
Note that *scripts* are often termed executables, but
are quite a different level of virus/malware threat.
On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 12:53 PM, <nchen at okidata.com> wrote:
>> I forgot to include the MFD list in my reply to Bill's question. See below.
>> ----- Forwarded by Nancy Chen/OKIDATA/OKI_DATA_CORP/OKI_ELECTRIC/US on
> 08/29/2008 12:47 PM -----
> Nancy Chen/OKIDATA/OKI_DATA_CORP/OKI_ELECTRIC/US
>> 08/29/2008 12:37 PM
> "William A Wagner" <wamwagner at comcast.net>
> RE: MFD> MFD August 14 & 15 face-to-face meeting minutes availableLink
>>>> Hi Bill,
>> This issue of whether the Resource Service could serve executable resources
> is still open.
> We did come to the thinking that it could serve executable resources.
> However, we were not able to come to a consensus on the list of parameters
> required to serve as the filter for searching the executable resources. As
> an AI, we are asking everybody to investigate what are good descriptive
> elements for executables - the description for target environment of an
> executable is quite troublesome, and maybe quite complex that could include
>> Please let me know if you have any recommendation.
>>>>> "William A Wagner" <wamwagner at comcast.net>
>> 08/29/2008 11:59 AM
> <nchen at okidata.com>, <mfd at pwg.org>
> RE: MFD> MFD August 14 & 15 face-to-face meeting minutes available
>>>> Sorry for the delay but I was just going over the minutes. I recall that we
> wandered on both sides during the discussion, but the minutes are unclear on
> whether it was finally decided whether the Resource Service could serve
> executable resources. My recollection was that we concluded that it could.
> Could that be clarified, or is it still open?
>>>> Bill Wagner
>>>> From: owner-mfd at pwg.org [mailto:owner-mfd at pwg.org] On Behalf Of
>nchen at okidata.com> Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 10:47 AM
> To: mfd at pwg.org> Subject: MFD> MFD August 14 & 15 face-to-face meeting minutes available
>>>>> Dear All,
>> The minutes is availabe as:
>ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/mfd/minutes/pwg-ftf-mfd-minutes-20080814.doc>> Thanks very much for your participations and great comments.
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