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releasing current CSS validator code

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2009 15:27:28 -0500
Message-Id: <0085F594-099B-4958-A826-6978E9F14F2E@w3.org>
To: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>, Ted Guild <ted@w3.org>, Jean-Guilhem Rouel <jean-gui@w3.org>, Jose Kahan <jose.kahan@w3.org>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: "public-qa-dev@w3.org list" <public-qa-dev@w3.org>

Hello everyone, happy new 2009!

I was looking today at a number of things that have been “ready” for a  
while, and remembered that we were planning to work on releasing a new  
version of the CSS validator.

Context:
* Yves has been doing a lot of work on the grammar
* 4 languages are available in dev (+farsi, but needs core work on rtl  
text...)
   and the translations are all up to date, after a long, tedious  
effort:
     http://qa-dev.w3.org:8001/css-validator/translations.html
* There is still a lot of commented-out stuff from the work of Julien  
(a long time ago) dealing with multi-profile checking

TODO:
1) run the test suite and fix any regression (or fix the test suite)
… I just added some reminder/instruction on the test suite on the wiki:
http://esw.w3.org/topic/CssValidator#head-88c0f78ae929e83da730d6eb2485bec119ddc9d7

After a quick run of the test suite and a peek at the results, one  
problem I noticed is that the CSS3 code does not seem to like any test  
with "inherit": http://qa-dev.w3.org:8001/css-validator/autotest/results/propertiesCSS3.html

2) Create a .war file
    and/or find a way to include all necessary libs in a zip
    and/or fix the installation documentation
in other words, we need to fix the installation process. Many people  
are complaining, which is not a good sign.

3) Document the work done, the work pending and in progress, and the TBD
I think our bugzilla is fairly up-to-date but a number of things that  
we worked on were “outside” of the realm of bugzilla and should be  
reconciled. I think we could do a review of all open bugzilla items,  
quickly go through the list of bugs fixed in past months (if the .jar  
is any indication, the last release was in march) and get Yves to  
remember recent work on core code :)

4) add donation/sponsor slug where appropriate, change dates s/ 
2008/2009/ etc.

-- 
olivier
Received on Friday, 2 January 2009 20:27:44 GMT

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