Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] Which is definitive odf?
2008/6/16 Sam Johnston <email@example.com>: > I believe this is a different, but pertinent, point; whether or not we > specify which ODF version(s) the TC will target. I am of mixed minds about > this, though tending towards OpenDocument 1.2 which should be finalised > around the time the TC is formed (see the Wikipedia OpenDocument article). I > have a number of reasons for saying this, including: > > Targeting the most current release of the specification > Avoiding 1.0 release issues which have already been resolved > Implementors targeting this version and are therefore a great deal more > likely to adopt TC recommendations than to do so in bugfix releases > Public perception, whether natural or influenced (eg interop efforts only > targeted 1.0, don't apply to current releases or vice versa) > Standardisation and stabilisation of key features including (most notably) > OpenFormula; testing 1.0 could be problematic at best > Many new features +1, except for your timescales? This TC is expected to start work in 90days + a few for setup? Do you think 1.2 will be done then? May 05 to Feb 07 from 1.0 to 1.1? I can't see 1.2 being done in 3 months more unless you know something I don't Sam? > In any case I think there is too much riding on this particular decision to > defer it to the TC (which may well /not/ enjoy the lack of bias that a > public forum with many more participants will have). Ditto. Which is why I'm backing 1.1 as 'out there', and hoping 2.2 will only improve things. regards -- Dave Pawson XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. http://www.dpawson.co.uk