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Re: Vote on the data race issue and Gecko shipping timeline

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2013 20:49:26 +1200
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLYh6pL=srr1e47hZGN3G2qFAKudfk+3vLH1C4EAdYbjjQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Marcus Geelnard <mage@opera.com>
Cc: Ehsan Akhgari <ehsan.akhgari@gmail.com>, "public-audio@w3.org" <public-audio@w3.org>
On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM, Marcus Geelnard <mage@opera.com> wrote:

> If nobody steps up to spec down the details of the shared memory model,
> one solution could be that the vote option becomes just that (start
> specifying the model), for instance (similar to an earlier proposal I've
> made):
>
> "Keep the current API, using a shared data model. Specify the exact
> behavior of the shared data model in the Web Audio specification to
> guarantee client interoperability, and work together with other parties to
> work out what other specifications need to be updated/written, etc."
>
> This would be very unfortunate, though, since it's a very high risk option
> (we can't know for sure that it will even succeed, and if not we'd be back
> to square one), and it's definitely much less clear what that option means
> compared to the other two options, both in terms of the actual work that
> has to be done, and how long it would take to finish it.
>

I don't think it's fair to have a vote-off between two well-specified
options and one vague option.

If no-one cares enough to specify it properly, it shouldn't be on the
ballot.

Rob
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