[Standards] Renaming XEP status 'Draft' to 'Stable'

Jonas Wielicki jonas at wielicki.name
Mon Nov 6 07:00:08 UTC 2017


On Mittwoch, 1. November 2017 12:40:20 CET Matthew Wild wrote:
> On 1 November 2017 at 12:35, Matthew Wild <mwild1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > As such, I've prepared a change of XEP-0001 here:
> > https://github.com/mwild1/xeps/commit/9cebf36e11d5918352b49c1a3e27fec2f17d
> > 8005
> Without my Board hat on... a couple of things jumped out at me with
> this change (which currently is mostly a simple word replacement and
> the addition of a note):
> 
> 1) "Although [...] backwards-incompatible modifications shall be
> avoided if at all possible, deployment of a Stable protocol in
> mission-critical application may not be advisable."
> 
> The name "Stable" implies that the specification is, well, stable. I
> would suggest that we either remove or modify this sentence.

+1 for removing ", deployment […]" and "Although " (and possibly other 
modification inside "[...]" to make it make sense again).

>  2) "In order for a XEP to advance from Stable status to Final status
> (version 2.0), it must be shown to be stable and well-received by the
> XMPP developer community."
> 
> Here the text talks about the protocol needing to be "stable" before
> it advances from Stable to Final. Again, this just feels a bit wrong,
> and we might want to reconsider how we define the transition from
> Stable -> Final.

Something like the "12 months of inactivity" like PSA suggested seem sane. But 
see also my comments there.

kind regards,
Jonas
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