WIMS> CIM> Yet another strangeness in Printer MIB implementation.

WIMS> CIM> Yet another strangeness in Printer MIB implementation.

WIMS> CIM> Yet another strangeness in Printer MIB implementation.

Ira McDonald blueroofmusic at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 01:15:24 EST 2008


Hi Rick,

Actually there are common valid use cases - e.g., the
'supply' is 'staples' and is NOT associated with a Marker.

The design error in Printer MIB v1 was calling it Marker
Supplies and then including ALL supplies in the enums
- note that we renamed it PrintSupply for CIM MOFs to
reflect actual intended usage.

Cheers,
- Ira

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Chair - Linux Foundation Open Printing WG
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On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 4:57 PM,  <Richard_Landau at dell.com> wrote:
> Another one for the list of anomalies in Printer MIB implementations.
> Sometimes the prtMarkerSuppliesMarkerIndex is a zero.  This is supposed to
> be the index of the marker with which a particular supply is associated.  By
> law, indices are nonzero.  But someone thought that transfer rollers and
> fusers were consumable supplies that weren't associated with a marker.
> Surprise!  Just try looking up marker zero in the table.
>
> Easy to code around, but crummy.
>
> rick
>
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