PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Interoperability Test Results Meeting in February

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Interoperability Test Results Meeting in February

Re: PMP> Interoperability Test Results Meeting in February

JK Martin (jkm@underscore.com)
Thu, 16 Jan 97 13:30 EST

Lloyd,

> I do not think a Wednesday afternoon general PMP meeting will
> work because completing the interoperability testing is number
> one priority. If we are not done by Wednesday noon then the
> interoperability testing will continue until it is complete
> or Stardust Labs throws us out of their area whichever occurs
> first. If interoperability testing is still going on, all printer
> vendors will be involved with that and not able to attend any
> general PMP meeting. A general PMP meeting without the printer
> vendors is not very interesting to me.

You paint a pretty bleak picture here, my friend.

For one thing, we have yet to nail down any kind of precise test plan
(other than what I had already submitted way back in November, dealing
only with the Alert Table), so it's a bit premature to assume how long
it will take to perform whatever tests are defined.

In other words, I believe we can accomplish considerable interop
testing in 2.5 days. On the other hand, I can also see us taking
2.5 YEARS if we try to perform all possible pertubations of the data
model. I don't think we will be trying to do that...will we?

Let me say this. Interop testing without a debrief meeting to discuss
results, resolve issues and provide clarifications is POINTLESS.

Unless, of course, all we are trying to do is a "check off" of the
IETF rule for having an Interop Test in the first place.

So, exactly what is our goal for this testing?

...jay

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