IRC log of chairing on 2014-04-24

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rrsagent, please make record public
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Meeting: Chair Training Module 2: Tools
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Team_ChTr(TOOLS)10:00AM has now started
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zakim, [IPcaller] is Joshue
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+Joshue; got it
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zakim, mute me
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Joshue should now be muted
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+ +1.617.299.aaaa
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zakim, mute me
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sorry, Lisa_Seeman, I do not know which phone connection belongs to you
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zakim, lisa is Lisa_Seeman
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+Lisa_Seeman; got it
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zakim, mute me
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Lisa_Seeman should now be muted
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zakim, aaaa is ScottP
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+ScottP; got it
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[gold stars for the five who arrived on time]
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+ +1.908.559.aabb
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Zakim, IP caller is me
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I don't understand 'IP caller is me', christine
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Zakim, IPcaller is me
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+christine; got it
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Giri Mandyam from Qualcomm Innovation Center dialing in
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zakim, mute me
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shawn should now be muted
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zakim, code?
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the conference code is 24872 (tel:+1.617.761.6200, wseltzer
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scribenick: wseltzer
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-> Tools for W3C Groups
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Ralph: This session is part 2 of a 4-part series
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... training for W3C group chairs
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... Next 2 sessions will cover facilitation topics
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... This session is being recorded.
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+ +1.818.434.aacc
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... Slides are publicly accessible; we expect to make the minutes available.
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... Also audio, if of sufficient quality. Transcript, someday.
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14:06:31 [wseltzer]
s/... This/Ralph: This/
14:08:13 [Sharron]
zakim, ??P28 is me
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+Sharron; got it
14:08:14 [wseltzer]
Ralph: every categorization scheme needs a miscellaneous topic. Hence, "other tasks"
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... I'll try to listen to questions, will likely defer response
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Ralph: Use your favorite text-editing or markup-editing tool
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... many new team members use BlueGriffon
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... but any markup editor of your/your document editor's choice is fine with us.
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... How to get content onto the W3C site? several ways.
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... We support WebDAV
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... The entire W3C website (minus wikis and blogs) is maintained in CVS
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... Direct HTTP write access
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... We support Mercurial repos, git
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... Access control supports all the previous items.
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... Amaya, mentioned for historical reasons. Web browser that supported editing.
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... Unfortunately, it is no longer actively maintained.
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Ralph: WebDAV, linked a guide, invite updates.
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... One feature of WebDAV in many OSes is a standard file-system view
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... Take care. It's folder-oriented and easy to delete what you want or don't mean to delete.
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... Save-as looks like local.
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... Most general and simplest format for arbirtrary text markup editors.
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Ralph: CVS is what we use. Other things are interfaces on top of CVS store
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-> CVS at W3C
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Ralph: conceptual differences between git and cvs are small, though UI differences are lareger
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Ralph: HTTP PUT has been specified since day 0.
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... is the service that provides HTTP PUT
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... I go through this in detail because one of your responsibilities as a chair is to provide and maintain group homepages, with information about what your group is doing.
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Ralph: As CVS was aging, we looked around, and at that time, Mercurial (hg) was nominated.
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... is our w3c-hosted hg instance
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... We expect to provide persistence for the mercurial store as we do for the rest of our site
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... Developers who are both writing code and participating as editors will tend to have tool preferences
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... We're still working on how best to integrate git and github
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... with the site.
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Ralph: Underlying fine-grained access control mechanism
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... Unlike many webservers, where ACLs are per-directory, W3C site has per-resource ACLs
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... "Date space" (whether fondly or less fondly called) /YYYY/MM/
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... all under fine-grained access-control
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... Allows us to create a working group home under date space
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... with write-access to any appropriate member of your WG
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... you as chairs will have HTTP PUT access there
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... If you've created a group area and provided access to editors, there's also a tool allowing you to set default ACLs for new documents there
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-> Predefined ACLs
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Ralph: That was the general description of how things get on the W3C website.
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... Next, I'll talk more specifically about the technical report production workflow.
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-> W3C Editors' Home Page
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Ralph: House style, not enforced except through pubrules
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... Markup of specs, tool of choice seems to be ReSpec
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... Tools to help with document revision process: htmldiff, spell checker
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s/, spell checker/: inline annotation of html doc differences
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... Services available on W3C site
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... source is also available
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... Spell checking; link-checking;
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... Unicorn: markup validation tools.
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... Pubrules checker is often-cursed
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... but it's nonetheless important
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- +1.818.434.aacc
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zakim, who is making noise?
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wseltzer, listening for 10 seconds I heard sound from the following: Ralph (25%), dveditz (46%)
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Ralph: Respec.
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... Puts in much of the boilerplate template
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... As efforts to revise rec-track process or publishing format proceed,
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... there may be more encouragement to use ReSpec
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... I have heard strong suggestions that documents using ReSpec will be more flexible
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... and extensible, because ReSpec captures metadata
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... Start from a template
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-> ReSpec template
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Ralph: link checker, allows recursion
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... ,checklink
14:43:55 [Zakim]
Not knowing who is chairing or who scribed recently, I propose +1.908.559.aabb
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Ralph: Unicorn, a multiple markup validator.
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... a required step in spec publication pipeline, pubrules
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... Validator Suite offers recursive testing
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... but you will be validating pages as you create them
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Ralph: pubrules checks for required header material
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Ralph: tools for managing discussion
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... primary tools: tracker, bugzilla, lc comments tracker
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+ +
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Ralph: We have a public bugzilla instance
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... no requirement that you use bugzilla, but many find it useful, e.g. HTML WG
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... at major transition points, LC->CR, CR->PR, director will ask for verification that your group has responded to comments
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... if you're using bugzilla to track comments, these scripts will help generate disposition of comments
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... bugs2html bugzilla.xsl
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Ralph: Last Call Comment Tracker, provides means to track comments, annotate, and reply
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... use of the particular tool is optional, but producing the report is required
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... Meeting management and recordkeeping
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[slide 18]
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scribenick: dveditz
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tools: irc (e.g. this #chairing channel)
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... Zakim, name refers to two separate services (HW conf bridge, IRC agent)
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... RRSAgent is the tool for recording meetings
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... tracker is the tool for actions and issues
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... WBS, scribe.perl (HTML formatted meeting notes)
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Sorry, have to leave now
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14:59:57 [dveditz]
... link to Scribe 101 -- an introduction to how to run meetings and use these tools.
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... last link is more information on using these tools
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[slide 19]
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... link to reserving a teleconference slot (bridge physical capacity is limited)
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... reserved via email messages, details at that link
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... Zakim commands are documented, managing the speaker queue and agenda can be done via zakim
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... several styles these tools can be used, link to a document with hints and kinks you might find yourself in. tricks on how to use Zakim for specific situations
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... (please feel free to add your own tips to the wiki page)
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[slide 20]
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... many groups find the parts of zakim that manage speaker tools can be useful apart from the teleconferencing bridge, invite Zakim into your channel
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[slide 20]
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... RRSAgent can be invited into a channel as well
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... there's a timelag for RRSAgent, but if it's more than 2-3 minutes it's probably stuck. send a trouble report
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... both zakim and rrsagent need to be invited into your specific channel
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... /invite rrsagent #chairing for example
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[slide 21]
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... tracker
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... has a config db and knows about regular channels and meetings
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... it will invite zakim and rrsagent for you and set up the mtg record
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... and format the meeting notes later
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... real use is to manage a db of action items, your group's issues, and track resolutions
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.... tracker itself is the latest in several variations on the same theme
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... tracker has been designed and tuned for the w3c community style
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... 3 interfaces
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... (links) trackbot irc interface (not present in this specific channel, but you're welcome to ask the systems team to set it up for your channel)
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... web interface to the tracker -- superset of the IRC interface
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... and an email interface to your WG's mailing list
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... tracker will identify msgs that refer to specific actions and include those messages in with the history of that action
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... depending on how good your group members are at including the magic keywords in the messages
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... best keeping messages about one issue in separate from messages abouot other issues.
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... if they're combined sometimes the same mail gets included into multiple issue records
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... traditionally tracker is configured to always be present on your channel, very convenient to ask about specific issues
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... when a mtg is in progress
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... when using bugzilla or LC tracker there's a tool for creating the Director's last call comments (record?)
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... DisCo: that script expects a specific style of comments (link in slide)
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... if you use tracker to track your last call comments that's a fine thing to do, but look at the documentation for DisCo so you know ahead of time what style comment the tool is looking for
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[slide 22]
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... these 3 tools can be a source of confusion for your members
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... for some need to address the bot directly ("Zakim, <dothis>" "trackbot, <dothis>)")
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... zakim does teleconferencing management
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... rrsagent is a record keeping function
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... trackbot interfaces with the actions and issues database.
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zakim, ??P17 is me
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+nigel; got it
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... rrsagent has some recognition of issues and actions, trackbot recognizes the same things
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[slide 23]
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zakim, mute me
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nigel should now be muted
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... web-based strawpoll info gathering tool
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... when creating a poll using WBS there are templates for common situations: teleconferencing scheduling, meeting times,
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... not a common place to find these
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... any questionnaire you find where you like its style you can grab a copy and adapt it to your needs
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... link at top of slide 23
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... to detailed documentation on WBS
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[slide 24]
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... last of the tools is scribe.perl
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... nrmally you don't see this directly, bundled in with rrsagent functionality usually
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... link to editing commands to making corrections to what the scribe has recorded
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... scribe.perl can be invoked independently of rrsagent -- useful if you need to generate minutes the day after the meeting (for example)
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... rrsagent wouldn't know the correct date at that point
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[slide 25]
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... "Other"...
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... needs it's own meeting: how do we test a specification. "Test the Web Forward"
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... repository hosted by W3C (thanks to Toby (?) for donating that to us)
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... contains a primer on getting started with git and github
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... if your group is using that and have some members that are unfamiliar with those tools
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... comments or questions about the the testing workflow the public-test-infra list is the best place
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... we use MediaWiki to manage all our wikis (public, group, private)
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... link to style hints and suggestions
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... our blogging environment is Wordpress -- link to how to request a blog for your WG if you want to use that
15:27:13 [dveditz]
... link to Slidy, a presentation tool (used in this presentation, for example)
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... I like Slidy, the format is HTML and that's a familiar environment for many
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[slide 27]
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... more information available on the w3 tools wiki
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... a little out of date, but still useful
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... I mentioned earlier re link-checker that there was a shortcut
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... add ",checklink" to end of URLs on
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... there are other "comma" tools
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oops, [slide 26], not 27
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... ",minutes", pretty print text ",text", ",validate" runs the validator
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... ",pubrules",
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... ",pubruleserrors" shows the errors generated
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... mailing list link for more questions on these tools
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[slide 27]
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... thanks to all for the development of the tools I've described here
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... please let us know your own favorite ways to work with or around these tools
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... and we'll add the best to the guidebook and the tools wiki
15:32:14 [dveditz]
I think I'm muted....
15:32:15 [Arnaud1]
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zamik, unmute me
15:32:21 [shawn]
zakim, who is on the phone?
15:32:21 [Zakim]
On the phone I see Ralph, Lisa_Seeman (muted), ScottP, shawn (muted), Andy_Coleman, +1.908.559.aabb, Arnaud, gmandyam, christine, AWK, SteveZ, dveditz (muted), Sharron, yosuke,
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... Jim_Allan, +, nigel (muted)
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15:33:04 [dveditz]
Arnaud: I find the last call tracker tool hard to use
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... hard to remember the arcane details
15:33:38 [AWK]
Agree re: comment tracker. The filtering mechanism is broken in unpredictable ways that make it difficult to rely on.
15:33:43 [dveditz]
... if you're looking for a tool that needs help I recommend this one
15:34:01 [dveditz]
Ralph: what's your favorite tool that you've used for things like this?
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Arnaud1: I've seen people use simple wiki pages, pretty bare but easier to use
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... the intention is good, but the implementation is not. If I had to do it again I'd do it by hand because at least you know exactly what's going on
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Ralph: I'm hearing that you struggle with LC tracker, and prefer to do it "by hand"
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... I don't know hen we'll have resources to revise any of these tools
15:35:21 [christine]
Thanks, and apologies. I need to leave the call.
15:35:23 [AWK]
q+ to ask who to notify about issues with tools
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Arnaud1: the status is that this is not an officially supported tool but .... group used "comment-scribe"
15:35:55 [Ralph]
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... will transform minutes into nicely formatted comments
15:36:36 [dveditz]
Ralph: thanks for mentioning CommonScribe... Sandra's done a nice job with it
15:36:57 [dveditz]
... most of these tools were developed by individuals trying to make a repetitive task they had to do easier
15:37:12 [dveditz]
.... everyone of these tools started as a midnight hack by some individual
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... CommonScribe is a very useful tool, hasn't yet made the transition from "Sandra's project" to officially supported by the systems team but I agree it's a nice tool
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15:38:09 [dveditz]
... can't recommend it to other WG chairs who don't have the benefit of Sandra in your group to fix things when it goes wrong
15:38:29 [Zakim]
AWK, you wanted to ask who to notify about issues with tools
15:38:40 [dveditz]
Arnaud1: It's a good tool but I also would not recommend it to groups without Sandro present
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AWK: I like the tracker tool, we use it all the time, but aspects we can't use
15:39:26 [dveditz]
... when comments are sent to the list the tool offers the ability to import from a URL but it never works. who do we talk to about that?
15:39:48 [Ralph] for bugs
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Ralph: if you're having difficulty ith a documented feature that doesn't work send mail to
15:40:16 [dveditz]
... I owuld characterize that as a bug and that's perfectly appropriate
15:40:34 [Ralph] for feature requests
15:40:43 [dveditz]
... feature requests can go to
15:41:09 [Ralph] for dicussion
15:41:38 [dveditz]
... for collaboration on tool devleopment I recommend I think that's an underutilized list for discussions about tools needs
15:41:59 [Arnaud1]
irc channel #sysreq works well when looking for quick remedies - like some system down
15:42:42 [dveditz]
... Arnaud1 commented in irc that there's also the #sysreq irc channel. no promises it's monitored 24/7 but it often is
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Arnaud1: I will add that even if you join and it looks like no one's there, the sysreq team has tools and will be notified when you post something there
15:44:06 [dveditz]
Ralph: thx for mentioning that. unlike most channels you won't necessarily see people just sitting there. When you type there it interrupts other channels the sysreq folks are watching
15:44:10 [dveditz]
... like a paging system
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... any other favorite tools you'd like to share
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... I perhaps disparaged by omission many tools that have been used in the past or are still being used
15:45:20 [dveditz]
... In this presentation I chose the tools that are most commen and current best practices
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... but there are others that can be useful
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... thanks for expressing your interest by attending
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15:46:11 [dveditz]
... stay safe out there with w3 tools, and please share your experiences with us so we can improve tools and future chairs can benefit from you
15:46:12 [Zakim]
- +1.908.559.aabb
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15:46:13 [Lisa_Seeman]
[thanks to Ralph.. ]
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- +
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15:46:54 [dveditz]
not sure what to do scribewise at this point...
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15:47:25 [Ralph]
[no problem, dveditz ; I'll take it from here. Thanks very much for picking up the scribe task]
15:47:38 [dveditz]
I guess I should go read the link on the slides now :-)
15:47:48 [dveditz]
for next time
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15:47:57 [Ralph]
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Team_ChTr(TOOLS)10:00AM has ended
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Attendees were Ralph, Jeff, Joshue, +1.617.299.aaaa, Lisa_Seeman, ScottP, shawn, Andy_Coleman, Vlad, +1.908.559.aabb, Arnaud, gmandyam, AWK, christine, SteveZ, Wendy, dveditz,
15:48:03 [Zakim]
... +1.818.434.aacc, yosuke, Sharron, Jim_Allan, +, nigel
15:48:13 [Ralph]
[watch and learn, then :)]
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rrsagent, please draft minutes
15:48:20 [RRSAgent]
I have made the request to generate Ralph
15:48:52 [Ralph]
[that step takes a moment until the minutes are available]
15:48:58 [dveditz]
slick ... all my typos preserved forever :-)
15:49:03 [dveditz]
it's already there
15:49:09 [dveditz]
guess rssagent asn't that busy
15:49:29 [dveditz]
(gah, I really need to fix the sticky 'w' on this keyboard)
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15:49:53 [Ralph]
so, what's your least favorite typo?
15:50:28 [dveditz]
sorry I didn't know Sandro wasn't Sandra
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and that
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15:51:06 [Ralph]
rrsagent, please draft minutes
15:51:06 [RRSAgent]
I have made the request to generate Ralph
15:51:16 [dveditz]
do those s/ editing commands actually change the minutes, or were those informational to me?
15:51:23 [Ralph]
they do change the minutes
15:51:42 [Ralph]
anyone in the channel can use them to help out the scribe
15:51:50 [dveditz]
ah handy
15:51:59 [Ralph]
very much so
15:52:43 [Ralph]
another oft-used trick: when the scribe has difficulty hearing or keeping up, use "@@" as a signal for "help, please"
15:53:09 [Ralph]
Ralph: Fred particularly likes @@
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15:53:43 [Ralph]
this is a hint to come back and fill in the @@ -- with s/@@/macaroni and cheese/
15:53:50 [dveditz]
so the minutes capture everything in the channel, not just what the scribe types
15:54:04 [Ralph]
almost everything
15:54:13 [Ralph]
see RRSAgent documentation
15:55:12 [dveditz]
yup, lots of links to read through
15:55:32 [Ralph]
most commands to Zakim are recorded in the raw typescript but then elided (by scribe.perl) from the minutes; e.g. "zakim, mute Alex"
15:55:52 [Ralph]
a lot you learn by example :)
15:55:54 [dveditz]
quite a good list, thanks for collecting it all. Those were all tools I've run into and didn't know who to control
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how, dammit
15:56:25 [Ralph]
15:56:36 [dveditz]
off to fry's for a keyboard I guess
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15:56:51 [Ralph]
my favorite place :)
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16:15:08 [Ralph]
rrsagent, bye
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I see no action items