UPD Mail Archive: UPD> Re: PWG-ANNOUNCE> vote on UPDF Charter

UPD Mail Archive: UPD> Re: PWG-ANNOUNCE> vote on UPDF Charter

UPD> Re: PWG-ANNOUNCE> vote on UPDF Charter

Harry Lewis (harryl@us.ibm.com)
Thu, 5 Nov 1998 13:23:39 -0500

I like the charter, but I also like (and recommend) Stuarts suggestion =
tighten up the goals. Stuart has done such a great job articulating the=
se that
I nominate him for editor! '-)

Harry Lewis - IBM Printing Systems

owner-pwg-announce@pwg.org on 11/05/98 11:10:33 AM
Please respond to owner-pwg-announce@pwg.org
To: sandram@boi.hp.com, pwg-announce@pwg.org
Subject: Re: PWG-ANNOUNCE> vote on UPDF Charter


Although there is good descriptive text in the Abstract, in my opinion,=
bulleted goals are too nebulous. Hopefully, the the UPDF work will resu=
in reduced development time, simplified installation, etc. but I believ=
the listed goals should be more definite, describing what will actually=
created by the effort, such as:

Goals of UPDF:
* To define a universal printer description file format that enables a
printer driver to configure itself based on the unique printer
* To design or specify a description format that can be used by multipl=
operating systems.
* To enable dynamic configuration of printers via bi-directional commun=
of configuration information.
* To support the largest possible number of existing printers.
* To provide extremely flexible mechanisms for extensibility to enable =
for as yet unimagined printers and features.

Since this effort used to be called Universal Printer Driver, perhaps i=
t would
also be useful to include some more descriptive text in addition to the=

currently terse "Also out of scope is the definition of the Universal P=
Driver", stating how this effort may relate to a Universal Printer Driv=

Just my two cents.



Stuart Rowley Kyocera Technology Development, Inc=
Network Product Dev. Mgr. 3675 Mt. Diablo Blvd. #330
Printer Division Lafayette, CA 94549
stuart.rowley@kyocera.com 925 299-7206 Fax: 925 299-2489

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Subject: PWG-ANNOUNCE> vote on UPDF Charter
Author: Sandra Matts <sandram@boi.hp.com> at ~internet
Date: 11/3/98 2:42 PM

Hi All,
I've copied the Charter to the UPD ftp archive. Please
read it and let me know if it conveys our goal of UPDF or not.
If it you don't agree - let me know by Thursday or Friday at the latest=

If no one replies - I'm assuming the PWG Wed meeting participates will =
affirmatively for the Charter.

Sandra Matts

Sandra Matts
Engineer / Scientist
11311 Chinden Blvd.
Boise, ID 83714
(208) 396-4755