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New Toolking: Using Tracker to Track Issues+Actions and Bugzilla for Spec Editing

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:49:16 +0200
Message-ID: <4FEDB25C.8080408@w3.org>
To: "public-webcrypto@w3.org" <public-webcrypto@w3.org>

As the Working Group has gotten off its feet and is starting to grapple 
with getting the spec into shape for a July face-to-face, its obvious we 
need to move some better tooling for tracking Working Group decisions 
and edits to the spec. In particular, we have set up this tool, called 
"tracker" (or "trackbot" in IRC). Trackbot has detailed IRC [1] and Web 
interface [2] instructions available (and it monitors the email list as 
well, see here [3], but its fairly straightforward way to keep track of 
"ACTIONS" and "ISSUES" between telecons, and recording the results of 
actions and consensus decisions in the Working Group.

Right now, you can see our Tracker is fairly empty, I added old ACTIONS 
from the WG meeting minutes (some of these are no longer relevant, but 
we should check).


I'll be spending the next day before the telecon trying to fit the "open 
issues" into Tracker. I'm also happy to give a brief into to the tools 
at our next telecon.

Also, while Tracker is good at maintaining large decisions, its really 
for Working Group organization for the overall design of the spec. In 
order to allow for the editors to easily track bugs submitted by both WG 
members and the general public, we've opened Bugzilla instances for both 
the Web Cryptography API [4] and the Web Cryptography Use-cases [5].

All of these tools are linked from the Working Group Homepage.

Also, just wondering - how many people are planning to implement or are 
implementing? As the API design stabilizes, we will next turn to 
figuring out test suite tools.


[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/06/tracker/web
[2] http://www.w3.org/2005/06/tracker/irc
[3] http://www.w3.org/2005/06/tracker/email
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