followup regarding desktop specifications
otaylor at redhat.com
Fri Jul 30 22:07:26 EEST 2004
On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 10:19, George Kraft wrote:
> Is this the forum to discuss this? Owen, could you post the initial
> proposal you wrote up?
Ah, yes. To give a little background to the discussion, the problem
that we seem to have currently is that freedesktop.org is very
effectively producing a large body of specifications, but
- Most of the standards aren't quite done
- Most of the standards aren't quite interoperable as implemented
- There is no identification of what *is* done.
So, what I suggested at the Desktop Conference at OLS and what people
were generally in favor of was a "Specifications Release" where every
6 month we publish a list of specification versions that are finished.
The initial proposal I wrote up is:
It may look a little complex, but it is meant to be as lightweight
and simple as possible. Comments much appreciated.
> How often does freedesktop.org specification team conference call, how
> often does the group meet?
My feeling is that if we can avoid a conference call, I'd prefer to
do that :-). It tends to exclude people in odd timezones or people
doing stuff in there spare time.
I think the first thing to do is to agree on a process and a timeline,
and that should (IMO) be done here. If we need a conference
call as things get closer to a release, that's fine, but I'd rather
avoid having a conference call just to have a conference call.
> I think it wold be a good beginning to outline a specification process
> and selection criteria, then build a priority list. Below is a similar
> structure the LSB Futures team has created:
The way I'd like to drive this is to get people to volunteer to own
specification versions for the release. The release process should
be a coordinating process, not a technical process.
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