[Council] Advancing more XEPs to Final

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Fri Dec 1 14:16:15 CST 2006


Ian Paterson wrote:
> Chris Mullins wrote:
>>
>> I was looking at the (very short) list of standards-track XEPS that
>> are in final status, and thought it’s time to perhaps advance a few more.
>>
> 
> IMHO that depends on what Final means. Putting to one side for a moment
> what it means within the XSF today, I'd like Final to mean "no backwards
> incompatible changes will be introduced" (and perhaps even that "the
> schema MAY be extended"). Not final in the sense that there would be
> absolutely no material changes (only clarifications).

Agreed.

> If Final means the later, then I'd like us to introduce a new category
> between Draft and Final with the meaning of the former ("no backwards
> incompatible changes will be introduced"). IMHO it seems like a very big
> jump from Draft (which allows backwards incompatible changes) to Final
> (assuming it allows no changes at all).
> 
> The name of this category should sound relatively final (for sales and
> marketing purposes). e.g. "Complete" or "Finished"

Not needed.

Peter

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