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Re: Changing editors draft workflow

From: Daniel Burnett <danielcburnett@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2017 10:06:31 -0400
Message-ID: <CA+Enjb+eqCzGdfst63BEacvwuHF4jarEBYRpYsAtmvWarmfhYw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Cc: "public-webrtc-editors@w3.org" <public-webrtc-editors@w3.org>, "Cullen Jennings (fluffy)" <fluffy@cisco.com>
On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 8:41 AM, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
wrote:

> 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 This also means we would no longer maintained dated editors draft, nor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).
>

To clarify, this would mean that for webrtc-pc (the only document not yet
at CR) there would be an editors' draft for each commit to master, right?
But that would end once the document is published as a 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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