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Subject: Re: [tab] Plan for getting CSDs with dependencies published

Hi Anish -

I will send you a specific response later today. We discussed this
issue yesterday.

Best regards,


On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 5:47 PM, Anish Karmarkar
<Anish.Karmarkar@oracle.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Per our call this week [1], I've including below a plan for publishing four
> of our specs that have dependencies on other approved but as-yet-unpublished
> OASIS specs, as CSDs. This plan, I believe, complies with the recent email
> [2] sent by the TCAdmin. Per Martin Chapman's suggestion, I'm cc'ing the TAB
> and the TCAdmin as they are meeting this week and may be able to advise us
> on the plan as well as make tweaks to the process doc, if necessary.
> Issue:
> The SCA-J TC has four WDs that are (almost) ready for publication as CSDs:
> 1) SCA-J Common Annotations and APIs (CAA)
> 2) TestCases for SCA-J Common Annotation and APIs (TC4CAA)
> 2) SCA-J POJO Component Implementation specification (POJO)
> 3) SCA-J POJO Complement Implementation testcases (TC4POJO)
> TC4CAA and POJO normatively reference CAA. TC4POJO normatively references
> POJO. In addition, both the CAA and POJO specs normatively reference SCA
> Assembly and SCA Policy specifications concurrently being developed in the
> SCA-Assembly and SCA-Policy TCs. The SCA-Assembly and SCA-Policy
> dependencies are on CSDs that have been approved by the respective TCs and
> are in the TCAdmin queue, but are not published yet. Fortunately, the
> reference directed dependency graph is acyclic.
> The TC would like to approve all four CSDs listed above in the same meeting
> and have them be published as such, at the same time or as close to each
> other as practicable. This requires that either the normative reference
> section of the WDs be updated after the TC approval OR that the WDs approved
> by the TC include references to specifications that will be published in the
> future. In the proposal below, I have chosen the latter option.
> Proposal:
> Since the specs do not have mutual dependencies and since the URLs of
> as-yet-unpublished CSDs are entirely predictable thanks to the strict OASIS
> naming guidelines, I would like to suggest that we solve this problem as
> follows:
> 1) Since the URLs, names, status of the specs in question are predictable or
> fixed, have the editors update all the normative references in all the four
> specs to the latest expected (after approval) CSD URLs. This means that
> a) the CAA and POJO spec will reference the latest approved (but not
> published -- it is in the TCAdmin queue) assembly
> (http://docs.oasis-open.org/opencsa/sca-assembly/sca-assembly-1.1-spec-csd08.pdf)
> and policy
> (http://docs.oasis-open.org/opencsa/sca-policy/sca-policy-1.1-spec-cd05.pdf)
> specs. Note that these URLs are not currently 'alive' but will be when the
> TCAdmin processes the corresponding request in the TCAdmin queue.
> b) TC4CAA and POJO spec will reference the latest about to be approved CAA
> spec
> (http://docs.oasis-open.org/opencsa/sca-j/sca-javacaa-1.1-spec-csd06.pdf).
> Again this URL is not currently 'alive'.
> c) TC4POJO will reference the latest about to be approved CAA spec
> (http://docs.oasis-open.org/opencsa/sca-j/sca-javaci-1.1-spec-csd04.pdf).
> Again this URL is not currently 'alive'.
> 2) After TC approval and after the four requests are filed by the chair for
> publication of the new CSDs, the chair will update all the four
> corresponding JIRA issues to record the dependencies between various JIRA
> issues.
> Additional process document issue for the TAB/TCAdmin to consider:
> This problem is solved in the process document via the designated
> cross-references [3]. But DCRs apply only to CN/CS/OS; CSDs are explicitly
> excluded.
> Thanks.
> -Anish Karmarkar
> SCA-J TC co-Chair.
> --
> [1] http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/sca-j/201107/msg00024.html
> [2] http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201107/msg00007.html
> [3] http://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/tc-process#crossRefs
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