P1394 Mail Archive: Re: P1394> EMAIL I mentioned in 1/12 telecon

P1394 Mail Archive: Re: P1394> EMAIL I mentioned in 1/12 telecon

Re: P1394> EMAIL I mentioned in 1/12 telecon

Brian Batchelder (brianb@vcd.hp.com)
Fri, 23 Jan 1998 08:51:06 -0800

>On Mon, Jan 19, 1998 10:59 PM, Greg Leclair wrote:
>
>> For those on 1394 PWG reflector who haven't seen this yet.....
>>
>> Should 1394 PWG profile require/recommend the feature set of 1394a?
>>
>> Comments?

At 09:53 AM 1/20/98 -0800, Eric Anderson wrote:
>If you can find specific 1394a features that are absent in 1394-1995
>that yield a meaningful cost reduction for devices using that profile,
>then you could consider it. Otherwise, I would avoid taking a stand.
>1394-1995 and 1394a are supposed to be largely interoperable, so there's
>no value to throwing that interoperability away for no reason.

I agree with Eric, but for a slightly different reason. Companies may wish
to implement 1394PWG-compliant devices before 1394a silicon becomes
available. So, unless there is some really compelling feature in 1394a, I
suggest we allow 1394-1995, 1394a and 1394b implementations to be compliant.

Brian
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