|NMF SPIRIT Issue 3.0|
|SPIRIT Platform Blueprint|
|X/Open Document Number: J405|
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X/Open and the Network Management Forum (NMF) have extended their collaborative agreement to cover a number of new activities including the work of SPIRIT.
NMF and X/Open have somewhat different, but highly related missions. The NMF is focusing on delivery of a combination of existing and emerging management standards and technologies, carefully integrated, to improve the processes for managing telecommunications and information systems. X/Open works to combine existing and emerging standards into a comprehensive, integrated system environment which promotes the practical implementation of open systems.
Both organisations recognise the benefits to users and vendors resulting from agreement on a coherent and effective set of standards and specifications, and acknowledge the difficulties that divergence would cause. They are working together to achieve technical convergence of their specifications wherever possible, and a harmonious presentation of these specifications to the wider market.
X/Open and NMF will wherever possible recognise and, where appropriate, adopt each other's work, and will seek to eliminate or minimise divergence. Where divergence is deemed to be unavoidable, care will be taken to explain the reason for it in a way that seeks to avoid market confusion.
In this context, it is highly appropriate for X/Open to work with NMF to publish the NMF SPIRIT Documentation alongside its own CAE Specifications and Guides in both hard copy and electronic form. Collaboration at this level provides tangible evidence of a desire from both X/Open and NMF to integrate their work for the benefit of the users. The value of this integration shows, for example, through the cross-referencing and seamless searching across X/Open and NMF SPIRIT Documentation in the full implementation of the CD-ROM.
SPIRIT Issue 3.0 consists of this document supported by four electronic documents containing the C and COBOL Language profiles and portability guides (see Part 6, Languages).
The titles, X/Open document numbers, postscript filenames and locations of the electronic documents are given in the table below.
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In addition, all constituent parts of SPIRIT Issue 3.0 will be issued on CD-ROM.1
This document provides a complete, normative list of standards and specifications that comprise the SPIRIT Platform (Part 1, Overview and Core Specifications and Part 2, System Sets) and describes how the Platform can be used to meet the goals of application interoperability (Part 3, Communications), management (Part 4, Distributed Systems Management), and portability (Part 5, Application Portability and Part 6, Languages).
SPIRIT Issue 3.0 is structured as follows:
Contains an overview of the SPIRIT Platform model and
identifies the selected components that should be used to build
Maps SPIRIT specifications to application functions for use in procurement and conformance.
Identifies the underlying communications profiles required for interoperability.
Describes the components required to make a SPIRIT Platform manageable and specifies the components required to use the SPIRIT Platform in the manager role.
Identifies the requirements for Applications Source Code Portability between multi-vendor SPIRIT Platforms.
Describes the C Language, COBOL Language and Structured Query Language (SQL) Profiles and the Structured Transaction Definition Language (STDL).
The intended readership of SPIRIT documents is technical experts who are competent in the subject matter. There is no tutorial text explaining the content of the referenced standards, nor is the rationale for the selection of the specific components provided.
This volume contains SPIRIT Issue 3.0.
It is a combination of the following SPIRIT Issue 2.0 documents, which it supersedes:
The following typographical conventions are used throughout this document:
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