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Re: CfC: re-publish the webaudio and webmidi working drafts (Was: Next publications / last call / updating our estimate milestones)

From: Ehsan Akhgari <ehsan.akhgari@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2013 09:37:01 -0400
Message-ID: <CANTur_5284T5DW4jyWBOjG3DEUV3KxX3aBxoyO-tNeTkQnXL+g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Olivier Thereaux <Olivier.Thereaux@bbc.co.uk>
Cc: "public-audio@w3.org WG" <public-audio@w3.org>, Chris Rogers <crogers@google.com>, Chris Wilson <cwilso@google.com>, "jussi.kalliokoski@gmail.com Kalliokoski" <jussi.kalliokoski@gmail.com>
Do we need to wait until we reach a consensus on the data race issue before
we publish a new working draft?


On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 4:37 AM, Olivier Thereaux <Olivier.Thereaux@bbc.co.uk
> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Publications (in the W3C /TR public space) of our specs in overdue. This
> is a part of the W3C process which ensures that we do not go too long
> without soliciting formal input and review from the public. Ref:
> http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/groups.html#three-month-rule
> I would like us to republish both the Web Audio API and the Web Midi API
> specs within the next two weeks. I do not think the Web Audio Use Cases
> require a new publication.
> This e-mail should serve as a call for consensus, and barring any
> objection (e.g. if editors think now is a really bad time to issue new
> public WDs) we should consider consensus reached by the end of the week.
> More details about this, and upcoming milestones, in my message from late
> May - quoted below.
> Thanks,
> Olivier
> On 29 May 2013, at 16:39, Olivier Thereaux <Olivier.Thereaux@bbc.co.uk>
> wrote:
> >
> > I have recently looked at our specs, and noticed that we have mostly
> been working on "editor's draft" and not officially published a new version
> of either the web audio or web midi specs since December. A public update
> seems overdue - we do have a rough requirement to organise "heartbeat"
> publications every 3 months or so.
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-webaudio-20121213/
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/WD-webmidi-20121213/
> >
> > The group should take the resolution to re-publish soon. We will run a
> Call for Consensus to that effect in the next few weeks.
> >
> > I would also like to suggest that we look into whether this batch of
> publications should be what the W3C process calls "Last Call Working Draft".
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#last-call
> >
> > While the name suggests a very finished state, "Last Call" only means
> that the group considers that the specs are satisfying their relevant
> technical requirements, and that dependencies with other groups have been
> properly addressed. The fact that we still have work on refining some
> aspects of the specs and that we do have outstanding issues is not per se a
> barrier to considering Last Call.
> >
> > Indeed, I would argue that we should consider going to LC sooner than
> later, given that LC is the stage at which a lot of feedback is generally
> given to the group, it would be ineffective to spend too much effort on
> polishing the specs if some of the feedback is going to make us reconsider
> some of the specs' architecture. In other words, I consider the
> increasingly frequent mention that "feature X has been in the spec for a
> year and used by many" to be an indication that it is high time for us to
> move to LC.
> >
> > Can we have a collective thought about the question, and maybe put it on
> the agenda for one of our next teleconferences?
> >
> > On a side note - whatever our decision, we should review our milestones
> estimates for our publications.
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/2011/audio/wiki/W3C_Audio_Publications_and_Milestones
> >
> > Cheers,
> > --
> > Olivier
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