Good minutes, thanks. And I agree with all of them except the statement
that "xxx-supported attributes (policy administrator may restrict
features available to users) should be writable." I agree that Default,
Current, Max, and Available are reasonable writable properties for setup
and policy control, but I think that "Supported" is *generally* a
statement of the physical (or software) capabilities of the device, as
specified by the manufacturer, rather than policy, as set by the local
For instance, the CIM_Printer.PaperSizesSupported property contains a
list of physical sizes that can pass thru the printer. I think that
list comes from the manufacturer and is not writable. Similarly for
LanguagesSupported, CharSetsSupported, NaturalLanguagesSupported, etc.
On the other side, I think that MaxSizeSupported (in Kbytes, remember)
seems to be a sensible policy control. Are there cases in the gray
Hate to say it, but I think we will have to review these one by one,
both the ones already in CIM_Printer and the ones that we will probably
add from Printer MIB and IPP. I just don't know enough about IPP to
understand the distinctions in the specs.
In any case, I think the blanket statement that xxx-supported should be
writable goes a little too far. I might have agreed with it during the
phone call. If so, I apologize for being misleading.
From: owner-wims at pwg.org [mailto:owner-wims at pwg.org] On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 17:05
To: Whittle, Craig; 'wims at pwg.org'
Subject: RE: WIMS> CIM: August 18, 2005 minutes posted
Good minutes - thanks.
All - please look at Printer and _other_ object classes in CIM Printing.
a very small number of the Printer MIB and IPP attributes are presently
in CIM Printing. This affects the size of the eventual alignment work
it's smaller, longterm it's a much bigger job than I had anticipated).
Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221 Grand Marais, MI 49839
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com
From: owner-wims at pwg.org [mailto:owner-wims at pwg.org]On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 4:36 PM
To: 'wims at pwg.org'
Subject: WIMS> CIM: August 18, 2005 minutes posted
Minutes from the PWG-CIM Alignment Working Group teleconference
call have been posted. See
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