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

From: Joseph Berkovitz <joe@noteflight.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2013 09:59:44 -0400
Cc: "public-audio@w3.org" <public-audio@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A3D0C818-02CD-471B-9CD4-52346D3BD371@noteflight.com>
To: Chris Lowis <chris.lowis@bbc.co.uk>
On Aug 9, 2013, at 5:18 AM, Chris Lowis <chris.lowis@bbc.co.uk> wrote:
> This is a good point. If we go to a vote it needs to be clear what people are voting on and what the implications will be.

Clarity on every option would be ideal. However, we are at an impasse that is holding back everyone's progress, both browser implementors and developers.

I appreciate the chair's efforts in trying to reach consensus and I understand that August is a tough time to crack the schedule whip. But at this point I would like to request that the chair set a firm deadline for finalization of the proposals, followed by a firm voting date. If one of the options is not clear after the finalization date, that can hardly be the fault of the voting process.

Also, if the shared-memory approach isn't clarified further, perhaps the de facto content of the option is, "the behavior in <some set of potential race situations> is unspecified". I don't see it as a requirement for *voting* that the shared-memory approach absolutely nail down how race conditions work (or even commit to doing so in the future). However attractive or unattractive, one can still vote for or against a position that the outcome under potential race conditions is indeterminate.

Best,

.            .       .    .  . ...Joe

Joe Berkovitz
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