[standards-jig] JEP-0102

Rachel Blackman rcb at ceruleanstudios.com
Wed Jul 2 07:31:39 UTC 2003


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> Why don't we tell software authors explicitly: Hey, sorry, we don't have
> a final JEP yet, but here is an experimental one (or just a good idea).
> It may change later, but if you want to take the risk, it would be great
> if you implement it now, so we can see if it works.

That used to be the approach.  Look at JEP-0008, however.  Never advanced
past 'EXPERIMENTAL' but so many people wanted it that they all implemented
it.  Now we have many clients that do avatars, using this method...and then
the JEP was retracted.  There was rather a bit of kerfluffle on the lists
about that, because not everyone was happy with the decision to retract
0008.

As I recall, it was because of the JEP-0008 mess that the Experimental 'Do
not implement' warning was added and people were discouraged from
implementing experimental JEPs.

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Rachel Blackman <rcb at ceruleanstudios.com>
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