PWG-ANNOUNCE> Minutes of Port MIB Review at April PWG

PWG-ANNOUNCE> Minutes of Port MIB Review at April PWG

PWG-ANNOUNCE> Minutes of Port MIB Review at April PWG

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at
Thu Apr 14 10:51:30 EDT 2005

Hi,                                             Thursday (14 April 2005)

[Please send any comments/corrections to 'pmp at' - thanks]



Paul Danbold (Apple)
Lee Farrell (Canon)
Harry Lewis (IBM, PWG Chair)
Jerry Thrasher (Lexmark)
Craig Whittle (Sharp)
other attendees in Tokyo (Jerry Thrasher to complete this list)
* Ron Bergman (Ricoh, PMP WG Chair, co-editor)
* Mike Fenelon (Microsoft, co-editor)
* Ira McDonald (High North, co-editor)
* Stuart Rowley (Kyocera)

* = on telephone


(1) Reviewed and approved PPM-1 and PPM-2 (Ron Bergman & Bill Wagner)
    - previous Last Call teleconference on 31 March 2005
    - see resolutions in Ira McDonald's email of 31 March 2005
      - see (A1) below

(2) Reviewed and approved PPM-3, PPM-4, and PPM-5 (Bert Wijnen)
    - previous email discussion in early March 2005
    - see resolutions in Ira McDonald's email of 6 April 2005
      - see (A1) below

(3) Assign 'enterprises pwg(2699) mibs(1) ppmMIB(2)' (Jerry Thrasher)
    - to register Port MIB in PWG-assigned ASN.1 OID space
      - see (A2) below

(3) Request to restore ppmPortPrtChannelIndex (Paul Danbold - Apple)
    - to disambiguate (for example) Text vs Binary LPR channels
      - see (A3) below

(4) Request to restore ppmPortDescription (Paul Danbold - Apple)
    - to support localized configuration info (but NOT port status)
      - see (A4) below

(5) Discussed certification and interoperability testing
    - Testing Editor to coordinate tests and sanitize test results
      - see (A6) below
    - OS vendors (Microsoft, Apple, others) to develop test tools
      - see (A7) below
    - Printer vendors to perform self-testing and binary testing
      - see (A8) below
    - Interoperability test in July at PWG (hosted by Apple)
      - see (A9) below


A1) Ira McDonald (co-editor) - editorial
    - write up body of document changes for PPM-1 to PPM-5
    - background, relationship to MIBs, internationalization, security
    - due: 20 April 2005

A2) Jerry Thrasher (PWG Secretary) - housekeeping
    - assign the arc 'enterprises pwg(2699) mibs(1) ppmMIB(2)'
    - fix at (2) for near-term stability of test tools and prototypes
    - see Don Wright's previous document on PWG ASN.1 OID assignments
    - due: 1 May 2005

A3) Ira McDonald (co-editor) - editorial
    - restore ppmPortPrtChannelIndex (Paul Danbold - Apple)
    - write up PPM-6 w/ rationale
    - due: 20 April 2005

A4) Ira McDonald (co-editor) - editorial
    - restore ppmPortDescription (Paul Danbold - Apple)
    - write up PPM-7 w/ rationale
    - due: 20 April 2005

A5) Printer Port Monitor MIB Editors - Last Call process
    - incorporate Last Call resolutions
    - issue final LCRC redline version of Port MIB
    - due: 31 May 2005

A6) Craig Whittle (Testing Editor) - coordination of testing
    - develop test criteria, coordinate tests, sanitize test results
    - publish public summary after (A8) below
    - due: June/July 2005

A7) OS Vendors (Microsoft, Apple, others) - certification testing
    - develop test criteria, develop test tools, certify printers
    - due: June/July 2005

A8) Printer Vendors - certification testing
    - self-certify printers, report test results to Testing Editor
    - due: June/July 2005

A9) Paul Danbold (Apple) - interoperability testing
    - host interoperability testing at PWG face-to-face in San Francisco
    - due: July 2005

A10) PWG Secretary - Formal Approval process
    - issue Formal Approval clean version of Port MIB
    - announce Formal Approval
    - due: TBD - July after interoperability testing???

- Ira (co-editor of Printer Port Monitor MIB)

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
phone: +1-906-494-2434
email: imcdonald at

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