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Changing editors draft workflow

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2017 14:41:40 +0200
To: "public-webrtc-editors@w3.org" <public-webrtc-editors@w3.org>
Cc: "Cullen Jennings (fluffy)" <fluffy@cisco.com>
Message-ID: <60a6a653-946b-27b3-df07-810ae097762d@w3.org>
Hi,

As you may seen, our current process where the published editors draft
doesn't reflect the latest stage of our master branch is creating
confusion and is at odd with what other groups/repos are doing:
  https://github.com/w3c/webrtc-pc/issues/942

I have thus been working with the Chairs and with Cullen whose specific
review needs have been a factor to the establishment of the current
workflow to try and see if we can find a less confusing approach.

I would thus like us to switch to the following approach after the next
editors draft get published:
* any PR will be automatically assigned for Cullen to review - the
expectation is that this request for review is PURELY from an IPR
perspective, not on the technical content of the PR (Cullen can and will
naturally continue to provide feedback on the technical content e.g. via
PR comments)

* I'd make it so that PR can only be merged in master if Cullen has
approved them (using Github PR approval's tool); Cullen has agreed to
review all open PR at least the day before the scheduled editors call on
Thursdays and has offered to provide 24h reviews on request (email or SMS)

* I'd change our repo setup so that any PR merged gets reflected on
github.io - in practice, that means getting rid of gh-pages as a
separate branch, and use master as the branch used behind github.io; and
make index.html a symlink to webrtc.html rather than a manually
generated HTML version.

This also means we would no longer maintained dated editors draft, nor
need to run the release.sh script. The expectation is that each new
editors draft would be published on TR as Working Draft (at least until
we reach CR).

I would want to apply this both to webrtc-pc and mediacapture-main - but
first to the former.

Feedback? questions?

Thanks,

Dom
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