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[widgets] Widget spec plan presented to BONDI Steering Group

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 06:45:09 -0400
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To: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
All - on March 30 I attended the BONDI Steering Group's f2f meeting  
in Cambridge, MA US.

In the interest of aligning our Widgets specs with BONDI, I said the  
following regarding my expectations for Widgets spec publication for  
the next three months. I made it clear that I spoke solely as a Chair  
of WebApp (and did not speak on behalf of my employer nor on behalf  
of WebApps WG):

a) My expectation is the WebApps WG will publish "Last Call Working  
Drafts" of the three core Widgets specs (Packaging and Configuration,  
Digital Signatures and APIs and Events) by the end of April. The  
publication of a LCWD is a signal the WG has satisfied all of the  
related requirements, the spec is feature-complete and ready for a  
thorough review.

b) The month of May will be used for the mandatory review period  
required for all Last Call Working Drafts

c) My expectation is we will publish Candidate Recommendations of  
these three specs in June. The Candidate, in W3C parlance, is also  
know as the "Call for Implementations". This is a signal the spec is  
stable enough to implement. During this Candidate phase the WG will  
be required to create a thorough test suite. I expect the "Exit  
Criteria" for these Candidate specs to include at least two  
implementations that pass all of the tests.

d) When the Widgets group has its June 9-11 f2f meeting, the group  
will focus on completing the Candidate specs and/or work on the  
required test cases.

Because this meeting was confidential to BONDI members, it is my  
understanding I am precluded from providing any comments or minutes  
from the related discussion. However, surely one of WebApps' OMTP  
members that attended this meeting will provide at least a summary.

Comments on the points above are welcome. I have already received  
some feedback from the Widget spec Editors and will capture some of  
the comments as new Actions or Issues.

-Regards, Art Barstow
Received on Wednesday, 1 April 2009 10:46:02 UTC

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