WIMS> OutputTray - Next Steps

WIMS> OutputTray - Next Steps

WIMS> OutputTray - Next Steps

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Mon Apr 23 20:28:10 EDT 2007


Rick and I just spent two hours on the phone going over
the latest CIM Core WG feedback on CIM_PrintOutputTray:

- CIM_PrintOutputTray.StatusXxx (5 properties)
- they don't like these properties and consider them redundant
- Rick and I hope to have a teleconference with Jon Hass (CIM
  Core co-chair, Dell) this Wednesday to discuss these

- CIM_PrintOutputTray.Id
- they don't like this legacy MIB property at all
- Rick and I hope to get it embedded in OT.InstanceID
  by constraining the format - will talk to Jon Hass

- CIM_PrintOutputTray.[Type|OtherType]
- John Crandall (CIM Core co-chair) doesn't like OT.OtherType
  (though it exactly follows current CIM model best practice),
  but we don't understand his comment about why

prtOutputMaxCapacity and prtOutputRemainingCapacity
- CIM_PrintOutputTray.MaxCapacity
- CIM_PrintOutputTray.RemainingCapacity
- they hate the out-of-band values, e.g., unknown(-2)
- we'll add new parallel properties just like the Subunits
  XML schema (WIMS and SM/2.0) called XxxBasis that encode
  the out-of-band values, so that gauges are really gauges

- CIM_PrintOutputTray.LocalizedDescription
- they still don't like our Printer MIB localization

In case you were counting, that is ALL BUT ONE PROPERTY
in CIM_PrintOutputTray - even after 13 versions!

If we can get Jon Hass on the same page on all of the above,
then there exists a possibility that pretty soon we'll be done
with CIM_PrintOutputTray.

Remember in January we called this the 'Pipe Cleaner CR'???

The good news is that, if we can ever settle all of the above,
many of the properties in the remaining subunits should be
approved by analogy.   

- Ira

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Chair - Linux Foundation Open Printing WG
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
phone: +1-906-494-2434
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com

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