MMC WG 2/2 2/3 minutes
Thu Feb 9 18:26:20 PST 1995
Accredited Standards Committee*
X3, Information Processing Systems
Date: February 9, 1995
Ref. Doc.: X3T10/94-057
Reply to: R. Roberts
To: Membership of X3T10
From: RK Roberts
Subject: Minutes of X3T10 MMC Working Group - February 2 & 3, 1995
1. Openning Remarks
Ron Roberts convened the meeting at 9:30 AM on Feb 2, 1995. He thanked
Dennis Pak of Apple Computer for hosting the meeting and for providing lunch
on both days.
As is customary, the people attending introduced themselves. A copy of the
attendance list was circulated for attendance and corrections.
This meeting has been authorized by X3T10 and will be conducted under the X3
rules. Ad hoc meetings take no final actions, but prepare recommendations
for approval by the X3T10 technical group. The voting rules for the meeting
are those of the parent committee, X3T10. For the ad hoc, other than straw
votes, the voing rules are: one vote per participating company.
The minutes of this meeting will be posted to the X3T10 BBS, the SCSI
Reflector, the MMC Reflector, the ATAPI Reflector, and will be included in
the next X3T10 committee mailing.
Attendance at working group meetings does not count toward minimum attendance
requirements for X3T10 membership. Working group meetings are open to any
person or company to attend and to express their opinion on the subjects
The members were polled to determine what format the document will be edited.
The majority would like to have the document in Word for Windows 6.0. The edit
or agree to convert the document and have the new version by the March 8th
meetings. (he hopes)
Philips agreed to present their proposal on the March 8 in Newport Beach.
YAMAHA also agreed to present a proposal on March 8. Other companies present
agreed to present their proposals if their corporate management OK the
presentations. Proposals made on March 8 will be the last ones accepted so
that we can merge all of the proposals and start editing them into a solid
2. Attendance and Membership
See attendance sheet attached. List includes attendees for both days.
3. Document Distribution
1048D Multi-Media Commands revision - 2 Copies of Rev 2 were distributed
to those that did not have one.
95-104r0 CD-R Command Set Proposal for MMC (Sony/Apple Proposal)
4. Approval of Agenda
The agenda was approved as presented.
4.1 SONY presentation on CD-R proposal (M. Yokoyama)
Most of the first day was spent on the details of the sony proposals. Much of
the conversation was centerred on the model used and how the protocol is
implemented. It was agreed that one of the first steps in developing the
document we needed to establish a common model.
Presentation of the architectural moedel used by SONY in the development of
the command set proposal. The architecture included three methods of
recording technology. Mike coverred thebasic commands and those that were
mandatory, optional, and vendor-specific. Devon question the model used and
suggested that we determine a common model and then define the command set to
implement that one model.
4.2 Reslolution of ATAPI conflicts, if any (All)
The group agreed that the multi-media document should all be specified in HEX
instead of BCD. There are a few areas that need to be changed in the command
format definitions. (editor to change) Attempted to resolve other areas of
differences, and discovered that all of the ATAPI items that were to be
included in the Rev 2 document did not make it.
4.3 Detail OP-CODE review (detail bit review of all regs) (ALL)
Some review of op-codes occured in the discussions of ATAPI. All agreed that
we should expand the listing started by editor. An updated one should be
ready for 3/8 meeting.
4.4 Review any Technology proposals (please provide copies of docs, if any)
4.5 Proposals for additional clauses to be incorporated in the standard
4.6 Determine schedule for standard forwarding to X3
Scheduling the revision level to be forwarded to September Plenary. This is
possible if we cut off inputs after March 8 meeting.
5. Review of Action Items
All action items from the January meetings were completed.
6. Old Business
The reflector is MMC at dt.wdc.com
7. New Business
Open items that still need to be resolved:
A. Schedule for draft standard generation.
B. Review Rev 2.0 of the current document (working draft)
8. Call for Patents
Ron Roberts requested that anyone aware of and patents required for the
proposals, be disclosed early in accordance with the ANSI patent policy.
9. Liaison Reports
10. Action Items
Item 1 Philips to present argument for/aganist Command BDH Play CD-ROM
XA(12) what is it.
Item 2 Ron to identify where all occurances of BCD fields need to be
changed to HEX. Straw pole to be taken on 3/8 to implement change.
Item 3 SONY(Mike Y.) and APPLE (Chris B.) to get back with editor with a
date when the mandatory command set definition will be available.
Item 4 Peter Brown to contact IBM for the same as itewm 3.
Item 5 Editor to provide new Rev of MMC at 3/8/95 meeting.
11. Meeting Schedule
March 8, 1995 at Newport Beach, CA hosted by Qlogic.
March 23 or 30, 1995 location needed and approval by X3T10 Chair
The meeting adjourned at 12:15 PM on February 3, 1995.
ATTENDANCE LIST For Feb 2 & 3,1995
NAME ORGANIZATION EMAIL
George T. Hahn Jr. Adaptec, Inc. hahn at corp.adaptec.com
Dennis Pak Apple, Inc. dennis.pak at applelink.apple.com
Chris Brown Apple, Inc. brown.c at applelink.apple.com
Joseph Chen Cirrus Logic chen at cirrus.com
Chi Wang Cirrus Logic cwang at cirrus.com
Robert Reisch Eastman Kodak reisch at sector.kodak.com
Shogo Karitani Enterprise Corp International shogok at aol.com
Rob Sims HP robsims at deepeche.lvld.hp.com
Mike Flora Microsoft mikefl at microsoft.com
Neil Sugie Mitsumi (Alpha Peripherals) 101122.1711 at compserve.com
Mike Matsunaga Mitsumi (Alpha Peripherals) 101122.1711 at compserve.com
John Antonchick Mitsumi
Kevin Matsuda MKE/Panasonic kevinm at 101175,176cis
Masato Higashi MKE/Panasonic higashi at 101175,176cis
Chris D'Iorio NEC Technologies cd-iorio at nectech.com
Peter Brown Oak Technology, Inc. brown at oaktech.com
Frank Fang Oak Technology, Inc. frankf at oakcorp.com
Hardreet Bhasin Panasonic bhasin.h at applelink.apple.com
Jan Willem Brands Philips brands at ix.netcom.com
Bill McFerrin Philips bill.mc at lms.com
Sunil Nethisinghe Philips Semiconductors nethisin at scs.philips.com
Kevin Ross Philips Semiconductors rossk at scs.philips.com
Ganesh Swaminathan Philips ganesh at ix.netcom.com
Steve Ng Rymex
Kazushige Yoshino Sanyo ogishits at ix.netcom.com
Ron Roberts Sierra-Pac Technology rkroberts at aol.com
Tatsuya Imokuchi Sony tatsuya at strg.sony.co.jp
Mike Yokoyama Sony masayuki at cppc.sel.sony.com
Pat Mercer Syquest Technology patrick.mercer at syquest.com
Kuo Ting Liang Wearnes Technology ktliang at wearnesj.com
Jon Hanmann Western Digital Corporation hanmann_j at a1.wdc.com
James Wang Western Digital Corporation wangj at dt.wdc.com
Devon Worrell Western Digital Corporation worrell at dt.wdc.com
Craig Campbell Yamaha
Nick Emoto Yamaha nick at yamaha.mbs.compuserve.com
Masa Morigumi Yamaha mori at lab1.yamaha.co.jp
Kazashi Tamai Yamaha tama at lab1.yamaha.co.jp
Ron Roberts SIERRA-PAC TECHNOLOGY
PO BOX 2389 Shingle Springs, CA
Ph (916) 677-5714 Fax (916) 677-1218
email rkroberts at aol.com
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