WIMS> RE: CIM - Work items for phase 2.

WIMS> RE: CIM - Work items for phase 2.

WIMS> RE: CIM - Work items for phase 2.

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Mon Mar 6 13:34:18 EST 2006


Hi Rick,

[copied WIMS mailing list, to get comments from other people]

Your list of dispositions for dubious/ambiguous/misplaced properties
in CIM_Printer class for Phase 2 looks fine to me.  

Note that in the latest version of my CIM Refresh document, I did
specifically change the Description clauses for Horizontal/Vertical 
to clarify their relationship to the (already aligned) Printer MIB 
and IPP attributes.

Since I haven't started on the Phase 1 changes for other classes,
I'm not sure what we may find there for Phase 2.

I plan to start on Phase 1 for CIM_PrintService this week.

I'm also trying to get a working WSDL/1.1 for WIMS together, so I 
may be a little slow with the CIM work.

Cheers,
- Ira


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 sharplabs.com 

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard_Landau at Dell.com [mailto:Richard_Landau at Dell.com]
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 11:06 AM
To: imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Subject: FW: Work items for phase 2.

 
Ira, just in case you didn't have enough to do to stave off 
boredom :-) , here's a fun distraction. 
 
I propose the following approximate list of things to do in the 
PWG-CIM alignment phase 2.  Please complete the list with any items 
that you notice are missing.  And suggest how we shall divvy these up.  

rick 
-------------------------------------------------- 

PWG-CIM alignment, phase 2 

1.  Deprecate properties that cannot be implemented interoperably. 

CurrentPaperType 
CurrentLanguage 
CurrentMimeType 
CurrentCapabilities 


2.  Move (deprecate and add) some properties from CIM_Printer to 
CIM_PrintService.  

MaxCopies 
DefaultCopies 
MaxNumberUp 
DefaultNumberUp 
MaxSizeSupported 


3.  Improved explanations for other ambiguous properties, whatever 
ones we didn't get in phase 1.  

For instance, longer explanations in CIM_Printer.HorizontalResolution 
and Vertical Resolution about how these should be derived from SNMP 
correspondence or from common sense in the case of non-SNMP printers. 

HorizontalResolution
VerticalResolution 
(Do we want to fix the non-metric units for these properties?)
 
CurrentCharSet 
CurrentNaturalLanguage 
(These are really DefaultXxxx but badly named.) 

Include semantic descriptions of 
- their impact on the operation of the printer; 
- how their values are changed; 
- when a changed value takes effect. 


Close? 
rick 
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