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[Action] Software to support the validation process

From: Carlos A Velasco <Carlos.Velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 14:43:27 +0100
Message-ID: <45781A7F.1090407@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: public-wai-ert-tsdtf@w3.org

Hi all,

In the last call, we discussed three different software possibilities
(actually lying under two categories: Wikis and issue tracking systems)
to support the whole validation process of the test samples generated by
the task force, or sent by third parties, namely: Wiki (whichever
software supported by W3C system's people), Bugzilla
<http://www.bugzilla.org/> (also supported by W3C) and JIRA

The software must support the assignment of validators, the highlighting
of issues and validation errors, communication with the author, etc.

- Wikis have the advantage, that have a simpler interface for users, but
they will be have a bigger load to manage and monitor results and
progress (sorry, my personal bias, although I know I should be neutral).

- Bugzilla has a not so-friendly UI, and there are not too many
possibilities to customise it. Good news is that W3C system's people
will provide some level of support (TBD).

- JIRA seems the most customisable and user friendly option (IMHO), at
least to monitor and manage. The bad news is that we will be on our own,
from the installation to the backup.

Thus, the question is now which option you think is suitable, to select
it as soon as possible.


Dr Carlos A Velasco - http://access.fit.fraunhofer.de/
Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik FIT
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