UPD Mail Archive: UPD> Amendment to UPD

UPD Mail Archive: UPD> Amendment to UPD

UPD> Amendment to UPD

Thu, 5 Nov 1998 14:11:58 +0100

I hope you welcome influences outside the PWG/UPD circle of people.

Within the UPD-specs are that the printer dynamically should be able to
configure/reconfigure the UPD-driver on the host-side. I.e, the printer
tells the printer driver how it is configured to relieve the end =
person from doing this task and keep them out of trouble.

This dynamic configuration calls for a "configuration"-metalanguage to =
defined that the UPD/operating system can interpret.

It would be of equal of worth to be able to do configuration the other =
around. I.e configure the PRINTER through a standard metalanguage, =
like turning network protocolls on/off, set printer defaults and more.

Would it be impossible for you, or some other PWG group, to put into
your/their scope of work to define a standard "printer
configuration"-metalanguage that all printers could interpret. As it is =
it is a jungle. There are postscript snippets, vendor proprietary =
private SNMP MIBs, HTTP and other ways to configure the actual printer.

There could be a multiple of ways to send this configuration file to =
printer. Either do a copy over the parallell port or send the file over =
network via lpr, ftp or do a automatic download via bootp/tftp.

Kind regards Krister Sv=E4rd

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