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Re: Minutes for April 21 Backplane telecon

From: Jack Jansen <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:27:09 +0200
Cc: public-xg-app-backplane <public-xg-app-backplane@w3.org>
Message-Id: <DF280DE8-7F03-4CF7-A82E-7A53102B2CFD@cwi.nl>
To: Charles F Wiecha <wiecha@us.ibm.com>

On  24-Apr-2009, at 22:49 , Charles F Wiecha wrote:
> 3. we brainstormed briefly the role of SMIL in the scenario and  
> await further inputs from Jack on this point. In general, the demo  
> implementation would be ready to start using some SMIL Ubiquity  
> implementation within a few weeks...

Things are going _very_ slow at my side. We did an Ambulant micro- 
release (to get it out of the way), but it turned out to take 2 weeks  
in stead of the anticipated 1 day:-( And my other main project is also  
demanding much more time than anticipated, plus Fons (the other person  
expected to be working on the JS SMIL implementation) has been 100%  
busy with writing a paper.

So, the chances of a "real" SMIL implementation, even with only very  
limited functionality, being available within a few weeks is pretty  
much zero.

That raises the question of how important SMIL support within a couple  
of weeks is going to be for your progress. If it's important we either  
have to rig up something based on the strawman implementation I have,  
or have some hand-coded javascript as a placeholder. If it's not in  
the critical path we could leave it until I have something real  
working (which I now expect to be not before end of june, mid july).

The strawman does have an advantage: it would allow us to experiment  
with how we can connect SMIL with the other technologies, probably  
based on something like relevance, without bothering too much about  
code quality, as we're going to throw it away anyway. But there's a  
potential disadvantage in that you might want to use all sorts of  
esoteric SMIL features (excl comes to mind) that would need to be  
implemented in the strawman, with probably little chance to reuse the  
code later.

Jack Jansen, <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl>, http://www.cwi.nl/~jack
If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution -- Emma  
Received on Sunday, 26 April 2009 20:27:52 UTC

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