WIMS> CIM> Brief notes from conccall with CIM Core this morning

WIMS> CIM> Brief notes from conccall with CIM Core this morning

WIMS> CIM> Brief notes from conccall with CIM Core this morning

Richard_Landau at Dell.com Richard_Landau at Dell.com
Mon Jan 23 12:40:55 EST 2006


> Short notes on a few things I heard in the CIM Core concall today.  (I
> didn't have much opportunity to take notes for the first half hour,
> but here are some things I remember.)
> 
> Easy changes first: good idea.  One, maybe two, CRs; maybe enums are
> separate, since they're sizable and substantive.  
> 
> Don't bother with white papers.  Draft directly into CR format, then
> edit as needed.  
> 
> Don't bother with PWG private extensions.  Propose phase 3 changes as
> experimental.  Then the implementation experience of two companies
> will be needed to promote the changes to full status.  
> 
> Do UML diagrams first for the new class structure, and get agreement
> on the structure before writing a lot of text.  
> 
> Core needs some overview of the printing model.  (Printer MIB has a
> good intro.  Where is the  similar overview for IPP?)
> 
> Use Capabilities and Settings classes (CIM_xxxx) to express such for
> printers.  The usual division is 
> - What is the device capable of? (r/o in Capabilities)
> - What has the manager requested of the device? (r/w in Settings)
> - What is the device actually doing? (properties in the device class
> itself)
> (These classes are not completely straightforward, as I recall.  I
> will look for some examples.)
> 
> Think about doing a profile in the long term.  (A really good idea.  I
> will explain this and get an example for PWG to look at.  I think we
> should draft the profile along with the UML.)
> 
> For the major changes, be sure to include some consideration of 
> - related element causing error
> - health and status
> - messages
> - indications (event notifications in CIM, related to traps, alerts,
> alarms, etc.)
> 
> Send draft things, if we wish, to John Crandall and Jon_Hass at dell.com,
> or to wg_cimcore at dmtf.org
> 
> Gotta go.  
> 
> rick
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