[lsb-discuss] LSB conference call agenda (Tuesday, November 14, 11am ET)

Ian Murdock imurdock at imurdock.com
Mon Nov 13 15:40:32 PST 2006

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* LSB 3.1 Update 1

We need to get this out soon. Let's discuss what needs to go in it
and timing. The main drivers here are 1. I want to get the waiver
fixes out there; and 2. we need to get a handful of things in
so that ISVs in the queue can certify (e.g., the ioctl for MySQL).

Note that this brings up the issue of "update" policy, which we
hashed out on the workgroup call a few weeks back; for the benefit of
those who weren't on the call, the update policy is as follows:

  From time to time, the LSB workgroup may issue updates to the
  LSB standard.

  From the point of view of certified distributions and applications,
  the original version and the update shall be equivalent (i.e.,
  distributions and applications will certify to LSB 3.1, not LSB 3.1
  Update 1). In other words, recertification to an update is unnecessary.

  To achieve this, no change will be made in an update unless the
  change results in all certified implementations remaining complaint
  after it is made--or, put another way,
  the original version is FORWARD COMPATIBLE with all of its updates.

That's a little longer than I was hoping for, but I also want to
make sure it's precise. Suggestions on wording very welcome.
In the meantime, I'll make sure this finds its way onto the wiki.

* LSB 3.2 and face to face agenda

The bulk of the meeting will be devoted to the LSB 3.2 roadmap and
the face to face agenda (whose goal is to finalize the LSB 3.2
roadmap). I'm working on the first draft of the agenda now
and will post it before the call so we can go through it then.

Ian Murdock

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