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Vote on the data race issue and Gecko shipping timeline

From: Ehsan Akhgari <ehsan.akhgari@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 18:04:54 -0400
Message-ID: <CANTur_4BDg2UBcqW7MQR2upZg=okcrn2u5B3mb3FPWNs=-CFnA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-audio@w3.org" <public-audio@w3.org>
Hi everyone,

Despite the efforts of everybody involved in the discussion so far (and I
thank you all for doing so) it's still not clear when the vote on the data
race issue is going to happen, and some of the proposals have not been
precisely drafted yet.  In the Gecko land, we've already slipped by one
release from our original ship schedule (Firefox 24) and we would like for
that to not happen again.

This decision is currently the last thing blocking us from shipping an
unprefixed implementation of the Web Audio spec in Firefox 25, and we
cannot block on it for an unknown period of time.  After some conversations
at Mozilla, we've come to the conclusion that we should ship Web Audio in
Firefox 25.  That said, we would really like to see the result of the vote
before we ship so that we can change our implementation according to the
decision of the Working Group if needed.  Firefox 25 is currently in the
Aurora cycle and because of our release requirements we cannot accept big
changes in the last couple of weeks of the Aurora cycle.  Therefore, we
have until August 29th (three weeks from now) before we can change our
implementation and test it.

In the unfortunate event that the group has not come to a conclusion by
that date, we are going to have to ship our current implementation, and try
to find solutions for changing the implementation in the future according
to the decision of the Working Group.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Cheers,
--
Ehsan
<http://ehsanakhgari.org/>
Received on Thursday, 8 August 2013 22:06:04 UTC

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