WIMS> CIM> A few notes from today's concall with CIM Core WG

WIMS> CIM> A few notes from today's concall with CIM Core WG

WIMS> CIM> A few notes from today's concall with CIM Core WG

Harry Lewis harryl at us.ibm.com
Fri Sep 30 13:57:24 EDT 2005

Rick, you covered the notes I had taken. 
I'll add that I think it will be a stretch to map our Channels group into 
CIM_IP via Profile... I guess that is yet to be seen.
You are right... we had a lot of time but were cut off at 99.3% so were 
left with a key loose end - who to work with and how to proceed. 
I sent a note to John directly following the call and will follow up to 
close on these issues. 
Harry Lewis 
Chairman - IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group
IBM Printing Systems 

<Richard_Landau at Dell.com> 
Sent by: owner-wims at pwg.org
09/30/2005 11:19 AM

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WIMS> CIM> A few notes from today's concall with CIM Core WG

The concall today went reasonably well, and we got much more than our 
allotted fifteen minutes of fame.  Still didn't quite get thru it all, but 
Comments that I heard and noted during the discussion. 
- Adding properties to PrintService, no problem.  Deprecating properties 
is harder.  We may get pushback from some people who have already 
implemented them, like parts of IBM or HP. 
- Need to find out what the history of the changes was.  It's their 
impression that all the changes were made on behalf of PWG by some 
champion in Core.  John Crandall will get hold of Steve Jerman.
- For some items such as consoles, covers, channels, maybe counters, it 
will likely be better to write a profile that describes how to use 
existing classes to model these items.  Need to check on the availability 
of suitable existing classes. 
- Language interpreter might be modeled with SoftwareIdentity; not 
entirely clear. 
- For some items, we can probably use the Capabilities and Settings 
classes and mechanism already in CIM.  [Might be reasonable for paper 
sizes, media paths, trays.]
- We should take a look at the Profile User's Guide for guidance.  [I'll 
try to find it.] 
Overall, the topic ended very abruptly and I felt left hanging.  We need a 
working contact or two within Core who can do the education back and forth 
about CIM and Printers.  We need to look at doing the editorial changes as 
"low hanging fruit first."  We need to discuss process.  They did not seem 
to disagree with the scope, but the next steps were not clear to me. 
Harry, Ira, et al., do you understand better how to proceed? 
Richard_Landau(at)dell(dot)com, System Mgt Arch & Stds 
+1-512-728-9023, One Dell Way, RR5-3 Box 8352, Round Rock, TX 78682 

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