Bug#424727: ITP: wmi -- DCOM/WMI client implementation for Linux
Owner: Bernd Zeimetz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : wmi
Version : 20070516
Upstream Author : Zenoss / Andrzej Hajda / The Samba Team
* URL : http://dev.zenoss.org/svn/trunk/wmi/
* License : GPL/LGPL and others
Programming Lang: C, Python
Description : DCOM/WMI client implementation for Linux
This DCOM/WMI client implementation is based on Samba4 sources.
It uses RPC/DCOM mechanism to interact with WMI services on Windows
This package is a Zenoss dependency mainly, but it can be used on
its own. It also includes a Python module providing access to the
The implementation uses a small, patched part of the samba sources.
It does not really make sense to integrate it into a Samba4 package
yet, probably this will change in the future, when there's a stable
samba4 version. Then this source should provide the python bindings
only, or build the whole wmi client using the Samba libraries. Of
course, this is only possible if the patches would be integrated into
Samba4. In the meantime we jsut ship a patched Samba source.