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Re: [SKOS] tracking SKOS issues (was: "proposal template")

From: Thomas Baker <baker@sub.uni-goettingen.de>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 21:51:18 +0200
To: SWD Working Group <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20070522195118.GA2484@Octavius>

This week, I proposed the agenda item "SKOS issue resolution
process" (see Jon's recent posting below [1]), but we did
not have time in the call, so I'd like to propose the item
again for next week.

Specifically, Jon suggests some good ground rules (e.g.
"if it's not in the tracker, it's not an issue").  He also
points out some weaknesses in the software -- e.g., there
is apparently no way to see an overview of all SKOS-related
issues, only of all _open_ SKOS-related issues [2].  (Feature
requests for Tracker can be submitted to w3t-sys@w3.org.)

I suggest we walk through these points next week and revise
IssuesProcess [3] accordingly.


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2007May/0008.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/products/3
[3] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/IssuesProcess

On Tue, May 08, 2007 at 10:21:08AM -0400, Jon Phipps wrote:
> Just to clarify (hopefully) a bit...
> It looks to me like Alistair's template is intended to provide a
> template for issue _resolution_ as opposed to issue _proposal_. If
> this is the case then "SKOS issues can be proposed using the
> [SkosProposalTemplate SKOS Proposal Template]" isn't correct.
> Our current "Issue Proposal" process seems to be:
> 1. an email identifying the issue is sent to the list
> or
> 1a. working group members may add an issue directly to the issue tracker
> and/or
> 1b. working group members may initiate an issue discussion on the wiki
> by creating a page related to the issue as a child of the
> SkosDesign[1] page
> or
> 1c. the issue is added to the SkosIssuesSandbox [2] page
> 2. Issues in the sandbox are discussed in the group, so far fairly 
> informally
> if accepted as a 'valid' issue then
> 3. The issue is added to the Issue Tracker
> 4. Proposed Resolutions to the Issue are added to the wiki as children
> of the SkosDesign page and an email is sent to the list
> 5. Proposed Resolutions are put on the agenda for further discussion
> and then?
> The first step in this process seems a bit broken.
> I'd like to suggest that we...
> * always add new issues by raising the issue on the tracker -- if it's
> not in the tracker, it's not an issue
> * anoint someone to be the official watcher of the list who will have
> the responsibility of adding to the tracker issues raised by
> non-members
> * add _all_ of the issues currently in the issues sandbox into the
> tracker as 'raised' issues without intermediate discussion.
> * perhaps give each issue in the tracker it's own wiki page as a child
> of SkosDesign (or SkosDesign/Issues?) to support the current form of
> wiki-based discussion???
> * explicitly follow Alistair's current method of attaching the
> proposed resolution to an issue as a child of the related issue's wiki
> discussion page as in...
> http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SkosDesign/GroupingConstructs/ProposalOne
> This also raises a couple of small issues with the Tracker software...
> 1. Looking at the product page for SKOS [3] there is no way to see any
> Issues with a status of other than 'Open'. The only way to see Issues
> with another status is from the non-product-specific pages [4]. It
> would be helpful if minimally all Issues and their current status were
> displayed on the product page. The ability to filter that page would
> be nice too.
> 2. There's a menu option for 'Resolutions' [5] but I don't see any way
> to add a Resolution or attach it to an Issue. Is it there and I've
> just missed it?
> Cheers,
> --Jon
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SkosDesign
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SkosIssuesSandbox
> [3] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/products/3
> [4] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues
> [5] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/resolutions

Tom Baker - tbaker@tbaker.de - baker@sub.uni-goettingen.de
Received on Tuesday, 22 May 2007 19:49:09 UTC

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