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Re: SourceForge and issues tracking

From: Rob Lanphier <robla@real.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 14:28:18 -0800
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To: Dimitris Dimitriadis <dimitris@ontologicon.com>, "Lofton Henderson" <lofton@rockynet.com>
Cc: www-qa-wg@w3.org
I don't see any issues in this bug tracker?  Is that just because you are 
getting started?

If you'd like to look at an example of a project actively using SourceForge 
for specification writing, look at the RTSP spec:


We've just started using it pretty heavily, and it's been very nice.

However, as I brought up at the face-to-face, the W3C staff is beta-testing 
something very similar to this.  It seems as though this group should be 
the beta testers for that system, seeing as how this group will need to 
recommend said system to other groups.


At 12:01 AM 12/20/01 +0100, Dimitris Dimitriadis wrote:
>To begin with, let me give the correct pointer to the actual DOM TS 
>project at sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/domconftest/
>comments inlined
>Kind regards,
>On Wednesday, December 19, 2001, at 02:58 PM, Lofton Henderson wrote:
>>Hi Dimitris,
>>Dimitris, I have been looking at SourceForge, per your pointer for the 
>>issues-tracking topic.  I don't exactly know my way around yet.  But a 
>>search on "issue tracking" turns up about a dozen hits.  Is one of these 
>>the tool/project you use for DOM?
>>I was looking at the DOM issues tables on 
>>http://www.w3.org/2001/12/DOM-Level-2-issues, which I assume are the 
>>result of the SourceForge tool.  Two thoughts:
>>1) It seems to cover all of the issue-tracking information items and 
>>clear presentation that we would need;
>>2) "Contingency" issue (if the tool became unavailable) -- most of the 
>>stuff (perhaps all) in your HTML tables could be pretty transformed 
>>pretty easily and automatically w/ XSLT into a simple XML "issue 
>>information" grammar such as Kirill and I were thinking about (the 
>>intermediate step to XHTML looks pretty trivial, probably wouldn't even 
>>need 'Tidy').
>[dd] Actually, given that we don't use the sourceforge project for issue 
>tracking for the DOM in general, but only for the DOM TS (which is 
>something I should have pointed out, sorry for forgetting), I'll try to 
>relate my answer to DOM TS specific things: we've thought along the lines 
>of generating a simple intermediary format for quick browsing of issues 
>(we thought of posting this on the .../DOM/Test pages), like the one you 
>and Kirill proposed. However, I haven't managed to find out what formats 
>sourceforge as such supports. It's an action item on me, and unfortunately 
>it's stil pending. (I'll try to resolve this until tomorrow's telcon).
>>[1] http://www.SourceForge.net
Received on Wednesday, 19 December 2001 17:28:04 UTC

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