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Subject: Re: [chairs] your input on OASIS functionality enhancements

Sounds good to me.


At 1:11 PM -0500 1/6/04, David RR Webber wrote:
>I would add another wish - the ability to add XML instances and XSD
>instances to
>the registry along with PDF files - under a node in the tree for
>"Use Cases and Examples"  these files and accompanying examples
>could then be searchable - which would be very useful.
>Yes - we can post these at Kavi - but they are not as easy to find or
>reference then.
>Thanks, DW
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Rex Brooks" <rexb@starbourne.com>
>To: <karl.best@oasis-open.org>; "Chairs OASIS" <chairs@lists.oasis-open.org>
>Cc: <jamie.clark@oasis-open.org>; <jeff.lomas@oasis-open.org>
>Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 2:03 PM
>Subject: Re: [chairs] your input on OASIS functionality enhancements
>>  Hi Karl,
>>  I'm particularly glad to hear that work is getting underway on
>>  document repository issues. I think we need to have the resources to
>>  have our presentations, ppt and pdf and open office available for
>>  public viewing, not just downloading as files per se. We also need to
>>  have similar facilities for implementation guides, primers, etc. I'm
>>  working on two of those, WSRP and CAP from EM, and I just tried to
>>  uploaded a 60-slide ppt presentation and discovered that I can't
>>  upload batches. I ended up putting the html version of the ppt on
>>  another site but that doesn't do our OASIS public viewers much good.
>>  I also have a largish amount of archival material that was developed
>>  prior to the time when HumanMarkup joined OASIS which I would like to
>>  make available from the TC pages as part of the effort to consolidate
>>  all of this material in one place if possible. I know that similar
>>  conditions and considerations exist for CAP under EM and some other
>>  efforts.
>>  We've made some good progress, and I hope we are all appreciative of
>>  the effort that has gone into making the administrative tasks easier.
>>  So thanks very much and I also appreciate the complexity of the tasks
>>  ahead.
>>  So, to summarize, my wishlist consists of:
>>  1- batch upload capabilities so we can upload entire directories for
>>  such projects as presentations;
>>  2 - ability to display presentations and documents as html from
>>  documents repository; and
>>  3 - allowing public document repository to show directories and allow
>>  full listings rather than search-only capability since presentations
>>  can result in very large numbers of documents, all of which need to
>>  be publicly accessible.
>>  Last thing, #3 above probably needs to be thought out better, and I
>>  have gotten some explanatory guidance from Brent that relates to it
>>  and which I will try to get to soon, but now that we are back from
>>  the holidays, the schedule gets nuts again. So I don't know when I
>>  will have the time to check the url advice to see if I can make
>>  things work.
>>  Thanks,
>>  Rex
>>  At 11:31 AM -0500 1/6/04, Karl F. Best wrote:
>>  >TC chairs and secretaries:
>>  >
>>  >As I've done in the past, I would like to ask for your input on the
>>  >infrastructure and functionality provided by OASIS to the TCs.
>>  >
>>  >Last spring we rolled out the new collaborative tools from Kavi,
>>  >including membership roster management, balloting, email lists,
>>  >document repository, action items, etc. While the rollout didn't go
>>  >as smoothly as we had hoped I think that we've got most of the bugs
>>  >worked out. We've recently updated the attendance notification
>>  >scripts (and as a reminder, these rely on your keeping your rosters
>>  >and meeting attendance current), and our IT staff has over the
>>  >holidays upgraded the Kavi software so you should see some
>>  >significant performance improvements.
>>  >
>>  >We have also recently launched the OASIS Standards Registry for the
>>  >purpose of sharing information about the status of our technical
>  > >work. We're asking our member organizations to submit information
>>  >about their implementations of OASIS TC specifications. We'll also
>>  >be working on synchronizing some aspects of the registry data with
>>  >the information stored in the Kavi database so that we don't have to
>>  >enter identical information in two places.
>>  >
>>  >I've had on my list for some time now the development of a document
>>  >management system, including functionality for persistent URLs,
>>  >version control, checkin/out, etc. I gathered some input from you
>>  >last spring and summer, and we're going to resume putting together
>>  >the design for this system so that we can then start development.
>>  >It's evident that this functionality is needed by our TCs, and we
>>  >want to be able to deliver this soon.
>>  >
>>  >I would like to hear from you what other functionality is crucially
>>  >needed by the TCs for their operation. While our development
>>  >resources are limited and so we must concentrate on those things
>>  >most important to the largest number of our members, we want to hear
>>  >from you what sorts of things we ought to be working on. (We would
>>  >also be interested in hearing about any development resources that
>>  >any of our member companies could contribute to our infrastructure
>>  >efforts.)
>>  >
>>  >Please reply to this list or to me directly over the next couple of
>>  >weeks so that we on the OASIS staff can make our development plans
>>  >for the rest of the year.
>>  >
>>  >-Karl
>>  >
>>  >
>>  >=================================================================
>>  >Karl F. Best
>>  >Vice President, OASIS
>>  >office  +1 978.667.5115 x206     mobile +1 978.761.1648
>>  >karl.best@oasis-open.org      http://www.oasis-open.org
>>  --
>>  Rex Brooks
>>  GeoAddress: 1361-A Addison, Berkeley, CA, 94702 USA, Earth
>>  W3Address: http://www.starbourne.com
>>  Email: rexb@starbourne.com
>>  Tel: 510-849-2309
>>  Fax: By Request

Rex Brooks
GeoAddress: 1361-A Addison, Berkeley, CA, 94702 USA, Earth
W3Address: http://www.starbourne.com
Email: rexb@starbourne.com
Tel: 510-849-2309
Fax: By Request

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