UPD Mail Archive: UPD> item 15

UPD> item 15

From: Jim Sommer (jsommer@bellatlantic.net)
Date: Thu Oct 04 2001 - 15:12:55 EDT

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    >From: <mailto:norbertschade@oaktech.com>Norbert Schade
    >To: <mailto:upd@pwg.org>UPD group
    >Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 9:38 AM
    >Subject: item 15
    >I have added an attribute CompatibleUPDF to all features on the level of
    >the xxxList.
    >That means somebody can declare a complete feature compatible to another
    >It is not possible to declare single records of a feature compatible.
    >It is open where this attribute should refer to. Until further notice it
    >holds references to other device description files (no file extension).
    >Feedback appreciated.
    >Purpose of this attribute:
    >1. Printer manufacturers may build a number of UPDF descriptions, where
    >especially within model families features are indentical. This reference
    >may save some testing and QA time.
    >2. If a developer connects to an internal database for printer data, this
    >reference can be used to avoid duplicating records.
    >This settles item 15 until further input on the reference.
    >Item 9 is considered more or less settled, as we haven't heard anything
    >since Toronto though I asked a number of times. I will keep that open
    >until Friday this week.
    >That leaves us with item 8 (group licence), where we have some proposal
    >from IBM, and item 14 (raster graphic and event handlers).
    >these are anyhow issues under current development. So I will not further
    >refer to the item list any more. It is considered done (with the exception
    >of current development for items 8 and 14).
    >Norbert Schade
    >Principal Software Engineer
    >Advanced Development / Connectivity
    >Oak Technology, Inc.
    >10 Presidential Way
    >Woburn, MA 01801
    >Phone: 1-781-638-7614
    >Fax: 1-781-638-7555
    >email: <mailto:norbertschade@oaktech.com>norbertschade@oaktech.com


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