[datatracker-rqmts] Tracking things other than drafts in lists

Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> Tue, 18 January 2011 19:04 UTC

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Greetings again. At the meeting in Beijing, many people in the room 
expressed interest in being able to track things other than just drafts. 
However, there was also a desire to keep the first round of this work 
simple. I would like to address those two now and see what folks on this 
list think should be done.

Appendix A of the current draft lists the five non-draft things that I 
have heard requests to track:
	Tracking RFC Status Changes and Errata
	Tracking WG Charter Changes
	Tracking IANA Registry Changes
	Tracking Changes in the Liason Statement Directory
	Tracking Changes in Documents Outside the IETF Sphere
We can add as many or as few of them as we want to the first round of 
the tool.

I propose the following choices for the first round, although feel free 
to add your own:

a) None of the above: just track drafts

b) Add just "RFC Status Changes and Errata"

c) Add them all

In my mind, the logic behind (a) is "keep it as simple as possible", the 
logic behind (b) is "most IETFers care about RFC status and errata in 
their development work and their WG work", and the logic behind (c) is 
"this is all easy to do and people won't get confused if they have too 
many choices". You might have other reasons for preferring one over the 
others, or wanting some combination other than what is listed above.

Comments are welcome.