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Re: [Action] Software to support the validation process

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 15:39:46 +0100
Message-ID: <457827B2.1090507@w3.org>
To: Carlos A Velasco <Carlos.Velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Cc: public-wai-ert-tsdtf@w3.org

Hi Carlos,

Carlos A Velasco wrote:
> The software must support the assignment of validators, the highlighting
> of issues and validation errors, communication with the author, etc.

What type of validation and how much automation are you thinking of?

Here is what I am thinking of with respect to the review process [1]:

Step 1:
- upon submission of a new test sample, a bugzilla entry is created 
(either manually or automatically if someone writes a script).

Step 2:
- TF participant uses external tools & validators to carry out structure 
review, then changes the status of the test sample into bugzilla.

Step 3:
- same process as in step 2 but the review comment will be recorded in a 
different field in the bugzilla entry.

Step 4:
- TF facilitators create an online strawpoll (using WBS), and again 
manually change the bugzilla entry status.

Step 5:
- TF participant records the outcome of the strawpoll and TF resolution 
in yet another filed and changes the status accordingly.

So in other words bugzilla is to be the main tool for tracking the 
progress on test samples development. Additional tools (such as 
validators, WBS, etc) will be used but are not automated or integrated. 
Is this inline with your thoughts?

[1] <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/2006/tests/process>

As to your original question, I do not recommend we try to install and 
maintain JIRA. I favor bugzilla with as little customization as possible 
(we can always extend the functionality at later stages).


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