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Bug#424727: ITP: wmi -- DCOM/WMI client implementation for Linux

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Bernd Zeimetz <bernd@bzed.de>

* 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
 2000/XP/2003 machines.
 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
 DCOM/WMI functions.

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.

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